"Lord, When We Bend Before Thy Throne"
                        by Joseph D. Carlyle, 1758-1804
                                  Text From:
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.21

        1. Lord, when we bend before Thy throne
        And our confessions pour,
        Teach us to feel the sins we own
        And hate what we deplore.

        2. Our broken spirit pitying see,
        True penitence impart;
        Then let a kindling glance from Thee
        Beam hope upon the heart.

        3. When our responsive tongues essay
        Their grateful hymns to raise,
        Grant that our souls may join the lay
        And mount to Thee in praise.

        4. When we disclose our wants in prayer,
        May we our wills resign
        And not a thought our bosom share
        That is not wholly Thine.

        5. May faith each meek petition fill
        And waft it to the skies;
        And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still
        That grants it or denies.

Notes: Hymn #22 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 32:1 Author: Joseph D. Carlyle, 1802 Composer: John Day, 1562 Tune: "St. Flavian" 1st Published in: _Psalter_
This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: bob_smith@ctsfw.edu
Surface Mail: 6600 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 USA, Phone: (219) 452-2148 , Fax: (219) 452-2126

Converted to HTML by Nelson Chin for the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.