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Suppliant, lo, thy children bend

Suppliant, lo, thy children bend

Author: Thomas Gray
Published in 71 hymnals

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Suppliant, lo! Thy children bend,
Father, for Thy blessing now;
Thou canst teach us, guide, defend;
We are weak, almighty Thou!

With the peace Thy word imparts
Be the taught and teacher blessed;
In our lives, and in our hearts,
Father! be Thy laws impressed.

Pour into each longing mind,
Light and knowledge from above:
Charity for all mankind,
Trusting faith, enduring love.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #15

Author: Thomas Gray

Born: February 14, 1803, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Massachusetts. Died: March 6, 1849, Boston, Massachusetts. Gray, Thomas, jun., M.D., was b. at Jamaica Plain Roxbury, Massachusetts, Feb. 4, 1803, and educated at Harvard College, where he graduated in 1823. After visiting England and the Continent ho took his M.D. in 1827, and commenced the practice of medicine in Boston, U.S.A. He subsequently exchanged the practice of medicine for that of chemistry. He died in Boston, March 6, 1849. His hymns were mainly written for children, and for occasional services. They are of more than ordinary merit, and are much used by the Unitarians, of which body Dr. Gray was a member. They include:— 1. Good-night, good-night, our song is said. Ev… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Gray

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