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Prayer and Praise for National Blessings

Crosse   8.7.

1
Lord of heaven, and earth, and ocean,
Hear us from thy bright abode,
While our hearts, with deep devotion,
Own their great and gracious God;
Now with joy we come before thee,
Seek thy face, thy mercies own;
Lord of life, and light, and glory,
Bless thy church, and guard the throne.

2
Health and every needful blessing
Are thy bounteous gifts t’ bestow;
Comforts undeserved possessing,
We before thy footstool bow;
Young and old do now before thee
Their united tribute bring;
Lord of life, and light, and glory,
Hear the hymn of praise we sing.

3
Thee, with humble adoration,
Lord, we praise for mercies past;
Still to this most favoured nation
May those mercies ever last;
Britons, then, shall still before thee
Songs of ceaseless praises sing;
Lord of life, and light, and glory,
We are safe beneath thy wing.