Lord, We Come before Thee Now

Author: William Hammond

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1. Lord, we come before thee now;
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1. Lord, we come before thee now;
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At thy feet we humbly bow;
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At thy feet we humbly bow.
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Do not thou our suit disdain;
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Do not thou our suit disdain;
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Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain?
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Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain?
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2. In thine own appointed way,
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2. In thine own appointed way,
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Now we seek thee; here we stay;
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Now we seek thee; here we stay.
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Lord, from hence we would not go,
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Lord, from hence we would not go,
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Till a blessing thou bestow.
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Till a blessing thou bestow.
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3. Send some message from thy word
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3. Send some message from thy word
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That may joy and peace afford;
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That may joy and peace afford.
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Comfort those who weep and mourn;
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Comfort those who weep and mourn;
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Let “the time of love return.
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Let the time of love return.
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4. Grant we all may seek and find
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4. Grant we all may seek and find
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Thee, our gracious God and kind;
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Thee, our gracious God, and kind.
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Heal the sick, the captive free,
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Heal the sick; the captive free.
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Let us all rejoice in thee.
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Let us all rejoice in thee.
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The text of this song is in public domain (originally published before 1927, or published before 1964 and not renewed).