With reverent hearts

Seeking thy favor, Lord, we come to thee

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Seeking Thy favor, Lord we come to Thee]
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1 Seeking Thy favor, Lord we come to Thee,
Thy throne addressing, Thy dear face to see,
Great are the blessings sent to us today,
Thou who hast sent them all, to Thee we pray.

Guide us, in each earthly task begun,
Guide us till the long day’s work is done.

2 We who adore Thee, ask Thy presence here,
Kneeling before Thee in our pray’r sincere,
Care for the absent, guide the young and small,
Teach Thy divine decrees to one and all. [Refrain]

3 Here at Thine altar give us strength today,
May we not falter not from duty stray,
Make us good soldiers in a righteous strife,
Serving with rev’rent hearts, our King for life. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #1

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Seeking thy favor, Lord, we come to thee
Title: With reverent hearts
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Guide us in each earthly task begun
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #1

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