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Hymn #577: Thy Presence, Gracious God, Afford

Hymn #576 Hymn #578

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577 (L.M. refrain) John Fawcett

Thy presence, gracious God, afford;

Prepare us to receive Thy word.

Now let Thy voice engage our ear,

And faith be mixed with what we hear:


Thus, Lord, Thy waiting servants bless,

And crown Thy Gospel with success.

Distracting thoughts and cares remove,

And fix our hearts and hopes above;

With food divine may we be fed,

And satisfied with living bread:

To us Thy sacred word apply,

With sov'reign pow'r and energy;

And may we, in Thy faith and fear,

Reduce to practice what we hear:

Father, in us Thy Son reveal;

Teach us to know and do Thy will:

Thy saving pow'r and love display,

And guide us to the realms of day:

Hymn #576 Hymn #578