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Prayer for the Presence of Christ. Ex. 33. 15

W. Gadsby    148th

1
Once more, dear God of grace,
Thy earthly courts we tread;
We come to see thy face,
And banquet with our Head;
We long, we faint, we pant for thee;
And hope that with us thou wilt be.

2
Though base and vile we are,
Nor goodness have to bring,
We cannot well despair,
While Jesus is our King;
He welcomes all by sin oppressed,
Upon his grace to come and feast.

3
With Christ we would be fed;
By faith upon him live;
We wish no other bread,
And thou hast this to give;
Lord, fill us well with this rich food,
And let us drink thy precious blood.