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Gainsville 70t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: W. D. Jones, 1869
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;
Oh 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 new descend;
Fill our hearts with Thy rich grace,
Tune our lips to sing Thy praise.


LORD, we come before Thee now,, Stanza 2b
3
In Thine own appointed way
Now we seek Thee, here we stay;
Lord, we know not how to go,
Till a blessing Thou bestow.


LORD, we come before Thee now,, Stanza 4a
4
Send some message from Thy word
That may joy and peace afford;
Let Thy Spirit now impart
Full salvation to each heart.


LORD, we come before Thee now,, Stanza 4b
5
Comfort those who weep and mourn;
Let the time of joy return;
Those who are cast down lift up,
Strong in faith, in love and hope.


LORD, we come before Thee now,, Stanza 6a
6
Grant that all may seek and find
Thee a God supremely kind;
Heal the sick, the captive free,
Let us all rejoice in Thee.


LORD, we come before Thee now,, Stanza 6b