1 Thy presence, gracious God, afford,
Prepare us to receive thy word;
Now let thy voice engage our ear,
And faith be mixed with what we hear.
2 Distracting thoughts and cares remove,
And fix our hearts and hopes above;
With food divine may we be fed,
And satisfied with living bread.
3 To us thy sacred word apply,
With sovereign power and energy;
And may we in thy faith and fear,
Reduce to practice what we hear.
4 Father,in us thy Son reveal;
Teach us to know and do thy will;
Thy saving power and love display,
And guide us to the realms of day.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
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|The Cyber Hymnal #6889||Thy Presence, Gracious God, Afford||Thy presence, gracious God, afford||ROCKINGHAM (Miller)||John Fawcett||LM||<cite>Hymns Adapted to the Circumstances of Public Worship and Private Devotion</cite> (Leeds, England: G. Wright & Son, 1782), number 165|