How oft the day of God returns

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1 How oft the day of God returns
To shed its quick'ning beams;
And yet how slow devotion burns,
How languid are its flames.

2 Accept our faint attempts to love;
Our sins, O Lord, forgive;
We would be like Thy saints above,
And praise Thee while we live.

3 Increase, O Lord, our faith and hope,
And fit us to ascend
Where the assembly ne'er breaks up,
Thy worship ne'er shall end;

4 When we shall with the ransomed throng,
The Savior's praise proclaim,
And give in an eternal song
All glory to His Name.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #308a

Author: Brown

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First Line: How oft the day of God returns
Author: Brown

Tune

ST. ANDREW (Tans'ur)


EVAN (Havergal)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d130
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #308TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #308aTextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #308bTextPage Scan
The Sunday School Hymnal: a Collection of Music for Sunday and Week-day Schools #d79
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