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Worship. Ps. 80. 1, 2

J. Newton         C.M.

1
Dear Shepherd of thy people, here
Thy presence now display;
As thou hast given a place for prayer,
So give us hearts to pray.

2
Show us some token of thy love,
Our fainting hope to raise;
And pour thy blessings from above,
That we may render praise.

3
Within these walls let holy peace,
And love, and concord dwell;
Here give the troubled conscience ease;
The wounded spirit heal.

4
May we in faith receive thy word,
In faith present our prayers,
And, in the presence of our Lord,
Unbosom all our cares.

5
And may the gospel’s joyful sound,
Enforced by mighty grace,
Awaken many sinners round,
To come and fill the place.