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183. Lord, in thy Name thy servants plead

C.M.

Westminster:

James Turle, 1835

John Keble, 1856

Lord, in thy Name thy servants plead,

And thou hast sworn to hear;

Thine is the harvest, Thine the seed,

The fresh and fading year.

Our hope, when autumn winds blew wild,

We trusted, Lord, with thee;

And now that spring has on us smiled,

We wait on thy decree.

The former and the latter rain,

The summer sun and air,

The green ear, and the golden grain,

All thine, are ours by prayer.

Thine, too, by right, and ours by grace,

The wondrous growth unseen,

The hopes that soothe, the fears that brace,

The love that shines serene.

So grant the precious things brought forth

By sun and moon below,

That thee, in thy new heaven and earth,

We never may forego.

Amen.

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