Scripture Verse

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Introduction

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Thomas A. Arne
1710–1778

Words: Charles Der­ry, 1861.

Music: Ar­ling­ton Tho­mas A. Arne, 1762. Ar­ranged by Ralph Har­ris­on, 1784 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Der­ry (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

O Lord, around Thine altar now,
To supplicate Thy grace,
As children we would humbly bow
And seek our Father’s face.

Hide not from us, our Father dear,
Thy gracious smiles, we pray;
But let Thy love dispel our fear
And draw us near to Thee.

Let Thy great light illume our souls,
And guide our erring feet;
Thy Spirit o’er us hold control
And keep us from deceit.

Then, gracious God, accept us now,
From Thy great throne above,
Help each to pay his sacred vow,
And fill us with Thy love.