11011. Hear Lord, The Song Of Praise And Prayer

1 Hear, Lord, the song of praise and prayer,
In Heav’n Thy dwelling place,
From infants, made Thy constant care,
[originally, …made the public care]
And taught to seek Thy face!

2 Thanks for Thy Word, and for Thy day,
And grant us, we implore,
Never to waste in sinful play,
Thy holy Sabbaths more.

3 Thanks that we hear—but, Oh, impart,
To each desires sincere,
That we may listen with our heart,
And learn, as well as hear.

4 For if vain thoughts our minds engage,
Of elder far than we:
What hope that at our heedless age,
Our minds shall e’er be free?

5 Much hope, if Thou our spirits take
Under Thy gracious sway,
Who canst make the wisest wiser make
And babes as wise as they.

6 Wisdom and bliss Thy Word bestows,
A sun that ne’er declines;
And be Thy mercies showered on those
Who placed us where it shines.

Text Information
First Line: Hear, Lord, the song of praise and prayer
Title: Hear Lord, The Song Of Praise And Prayer
Author: Wiliam Cowper, 1731-1800
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Divine Hymns Attempted in Easy Language for the Use of Children by Rowland Hill (Aldermanbury, London: T. Wilkins, 1790)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Written for the anniversary of the establishment of Sunday schools at Olney, England.
Tune Information
Composer: William Gardiner (1812)
Meter: CM
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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