Celestial watering

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1 Saviour, visit Thy plantation,
Grant us, Lord, a gracious rain!
All will come to dissolution,
Unless Thou return again:
Lord, revive us;
All our help must come from Thee!

2 Keep no longer at a distance,
Shine upon us from on high,
Lest, for want of Thine assistance,
Ev'ry plant should droop and die:
Lord, revive us;
All our help must come from Thee!

3 Dearest Saviour, hasten hither,
Thou canst make them bloom again!
Oh, permit them not to wither,
Let not all our hopes be vain!
Lord, revive us;
All our help must come from Thee!

4 Let our mutual love be fervent;
Make us prevalent in prayers;
Let each one, esteem'd Thy servant,
Shun the world's bewitching snares.
Lord, revive us;
All our help must come from Thee!

5 Break the tempter's fatal power;
Turn the stony hearts to flesh;
Now begin from this good hour,
To revive thy work afresh
Lord, revive us;
All our help must come from Thee!

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #206

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

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First Line: Savior, visit thy plantation
Title: Celestial watering
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, revive us
Copyright: Public Domain

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