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May the grace of Christ our Saviour,

2 Corinthians xiii. 14.

Poet: John Newton, 1779
Meter: 8s,7s (8,7,8,7)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
May the grace of Christ our Saviour,
And the Fatherís boundless love,
With the holy Spiritís favour,
Rest upon us from above!
Thus may we abide in union
With each other, and the Lord;
And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.

Columbiana 56t, Stanzas 1 & 2

Newton, John, and William Cowper Olney Hymns in Three Books. 6th ed. London: J. Johnson, 1797.