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Hymn #464: Saviour, Visit Thy Plantation

Hymn #463 Hymn #465

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464 (8.7.8.7) John Newton

Saviour, visit Thy plantation;

Grant us, Lord, a gracious rain!

All will come to desolation,

Unless Thou return again:

Chorus:

Lord, revive us, Lord, revive us;

All our help must come from Thee!

Keep no longer at a distance;

Shine upon us from on high,

Lest, for want of Thine assistance

Ev'ry plant would droop and die.

Surely, once Thy garden flourished,

Ev'ry part looked gay and green;

Then Thy word our spirit nourished,

Happy seasons we have seen!

But a drought has since succeeded,

And a sad decline we see;

Lord, Thy help is greatly needed,

Help can only come from Thee.

Where are those we counted leaders,

Filled with zeal, and love, and truth?

Old professors, tall as cedars,

Bright examples to our youth!

Some, in whom we once delighted,

We shall meet no more below;

Some, alas! we fear are blighted,

Scarce a single leaf they show.

Younger plants — the sight how pleasant! —

Covered thick with blossoms stood;

But they cause us grief at present,

Frosts have nipped them in the bud.

Dearest Saviour, hasten hither,

Thou can'st make them bloom again;

Oh, permit not them to wither,

Let not all our hopes be vain!

Let our mutual love be fervent,

Make us prevalent in prayer;

Let each one esteemed Thy servant,

Shun the world's bewitching snares.

Break the tempter's fatal power,

Turn the stony heart to flesh;

And begin, from this good hoùr,

To revive Thy work afresh.

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