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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

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

Text Information

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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