"Lord, We Come Before Thee Now"
                         by William Hammond, 1719-1783
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        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?

        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 peace and joy 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 and hope.

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

Notes: Hymn #18 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 27:8 Author: William Hammond, 1745 Cento: Martin Madan, 1760 Composer: Justin H. Knecht, 1797 Tune: "Vienna"
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