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Gainsville 70t

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: W. D. Jones, 1869
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: William Hammond, 1745
Meter: 7s (7,7,7,7)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Lord, we come before Thee now,
At Thy feet we humbly bow;
O do not our suit disdain;
Shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain?


LORD, we come before Thee now,, Stanza 1a
2
Lord, on Thee our souls depend;
In compassion now descend;
Fill our hearts with Thy rich grace,
Tune our lips to sing Thy praise.


LORD, we come before Thee now,, Stanza 2b