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Columbiana 56t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: David Patillo White, 1850
Poet: John Newton, 1779
Meter: 8s,7s (8,7,8,7)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
May the grace of Christ our Savior,
And the Fatherís boundless love,
With the Holy Spiritís favor,
Rest upon us from above.


May the grace of Christ our Saviour,, Stanza 1a
2
Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord;
And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.


May the grace of Christ our Saviour,, Stanza 1b