Once more we lift our waiting eyes

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1 Once more we lift our waiting eyes,
O gracious Lord, to Thee,
And humbly ask that in our midst
Thy presence now may be;
From earthly toil we turn aside,
Another hour to spend,
In blest communion at Thy throne,
Our best, and truest Friend.

2 Tho’ all the past, Thy gentle hand
Has led us day by day,
Thy precious word with promise sweet,
Has cheered us on our way;
We praise Thy name while here again
Before Thy throne we bend,
To worship Thee will all our hearts,
Our best, and truest Friend.

3 We thank Thee, Lord, for every gift
Thy grace divine bestows,
For peace that clams our troubled souls,
And like a river flows;
O guard our lives, inspire our songs,
Our onward steps defend,
Till we shall meet in that bright world,
Where praise shall never end.

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #101

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ELLACOMBE

Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of Würtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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