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Playel’s Hymn Second 143

Tune: Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, 1790
Lyrics: Helen Maria Williams, 1790
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
While Thee I seek, protecting pow’r,
Be my vain wishes still’d,
And may this consecrated hour
With better hopes be fill’d.
Thy love the pow’r of thought bestow’d,
To Thee my thoughts would soar;
Thy mercy o’er my life has flow’d,
That mercy I adore.