Scripture Verse

God be merciful unto us, and bless us. Psalm 67:1

Introduction

portrait
J. Lincoln Hall
(1866–1930)

Words: Ir­vin H. Mack, pos­si­bly cir­ca 1905.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as Mau­rice A. Clif­ton, Hall’s pseu­do­nym.

If you know when this song was writ­ten, where to get a good pho­to of Mack (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hall, would you ?

Lyrics

We come before Thy throne today,
Thy promised presence claim;
O come and enter now our hearts,
And set our souls aflame.

Refrain

Lord, send Thy blessing,
Lord, send Thy blessing,
Lord, send Thy blessing
On our waiting souls.

We know that Thou art present here,
Thy grace to us reveal;
We fain would know Thy blessèd will,
Thy holy presence feel.

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O send to us Thy quick’ning pow’r,
All guilt and dross remove;
O let our waiting hearts be filled,
Dear Savior, with Thy love.

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Accept the homage that we bring,
O Lord, we humbly pray,
Bestow Thy richest blessings now,
And meet with us today.

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