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==General information==
 
==General information==
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This is an hymn by William Hammond (1719-1783), published in his ''Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs'' in 1745. There are a number of different versions of the hymn.
  
 
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==Text and translations==
 
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1. Lord, we come before thee now,
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At thy feet we humbly bow;
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O! do not our suit disdain,
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Shall we seek thee, Lord; in vain?
  
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Lord, on thee our souls depend,
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In compassion now descend:
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Fill our hearts with thy rich grace,
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Tune our lips to sing thy praise.
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2. In thine own appointed way,
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Now we seek thee – here we stay;
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Lord, we know not how to go
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Till a blessing thou bestow.
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Send some message from thy word,
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That may joy and peace afford;
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Let thy Spirit now impart
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Full salvation to each heart.
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3. Comfort those who weep and mourn,
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Let the time of joy return;
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Those that are cast down lift up,
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Make them strong in faith & hope:
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Grant that those who seek may find
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Thee a God sincere and kind;
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Heal the sick, the captive free,
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Let us all rejoice in thee.}}
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:'''Martin Madan, 1769'''
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1. Lord, we come before thee now,
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At thy feet we humbly bow;
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O do not our suit disdain,
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Shall we seek thee, Lord; in vain?
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2. Lord, on thee our souls depend,
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In compassion now descend:
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Fill our hearts with thy rich grace,
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Tune our lips to sing thy praise.
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3. In thine own appointed way,
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Now we seek thee, here we stay;
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Lord, we know not how to go
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Till a blessing thou bestow.
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4. Send some message from thy word,
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That may joy and peace afford;
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Let thy Spirit now impart
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Full salvation to each heart.
 +
 
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5. Comfort those who weep and mourn,
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Let the time of joy return;
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Those that are cast down lift up,
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Make them strong in faith & hope!
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6. Grant that all may seek and find
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Thee a God sincere and kind;
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Heal the sick, the captive free,
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Let us all rejoice in thee!}}
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{{Text|Simple|
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==External links ==
 
==External links ==

Latest revision as of 16:34, 19 November 2020

General information

This is an hymn by William Hammond (1719-1783), published in his Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs in 1745. There are a number of different versions of the hymn.

Settings by composers

Text and translations

English.png English text

George Whitefield, 1758

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, on thee our souls depend,
In compassion now descend:
Fill our hearts with thy rich grace,
Tune our lips to sing thy praise.

2. In thine own appointed way,
Now we seek thee – here we stay;
Lord, we know not how to go
Till a blessing thou bestow.

Send some message from thy word,
That may joy and peace afford;
Let thy Spirit now impart
Full salvation to each heart.

3. Comfort those who weep and mourn,
Let the time of joy return;
Those that are cast down lift up,
Make them strong in faith & hope:

Grant that those who seek may find
Thee a God sincere and kind;
Heal the sick, the captive free,
Let us all rejoice in thee.

 

Martin Madan, 1769

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?

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.

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.

4. Send some message from thy word,
That may joy and peace afford;
Let thy Spirit now impart
Full salvation to each heart.

5. Comfort those who weep and mourn,
Let the time of joy return;
Those that are cast down lift up,
Make them strong in faith & hope!

6. Grant that all may seek and find
Thee a God sincere and kind;
Heal the sick, the captive free,
Let us all rejoice in thee!

 

 

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