1 On what has now been sown
Thy blessing, Lord, bestow;
The pow'r is Thine alone
To make it sprout and grow.
Do Thou in grace the harvest raise,
And Thou alone shalt have the praise!
2 To Thee our wants are known,
From Thee are all our pow'rs;
Accept what is Thine own
And pardon what is ours.
Our praises, Lord, and prayers receive,
And to Thy Word a blessing give.
3 O grant that each of us,
Now met before Thee here,
May meet together thus
When Thou and Thine appear
And follow Thee to heav'n, our home.
E'en so, amen, Lord Jesus, come!
Source: Lutheran Service Book #921
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On what has now been sown. J. Newton. [Close of Service.] This hymn is in common use in three forms, as follows:—
1. The original in 1 stanza of 6 lines. This is found in a few of the older collections. The stanza is the sixth of J. Newton's hymn "What contradictions meet," which appeared in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book ii., No. 26.
2. The same stanza, with the addition of a doxology as given in Common Praise, 1879.
3. The same stanza, with the addition of J. Newton's “Short Hymn," "To Thee our wants are known," from the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book iii., No. 103. This is No. 68 in the Irish Church Hymnal, 1873.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)