Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.@1 Samuel 7:12
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George C. Martin (1844-1916)

Anonymous, in The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, edited by Nathan Strong, Abel Flint & Joseph Steward (Hartford, Connecticut: John Babcock, 1799), page 250, alt.

King of Kings George C. Martin (1844-1916) (🔊 pdf nwc).

O Lord, by Thy supporting hand,
We enter on another year;
And now we meet at Thy command,
To seek Thy gracious presence here.

Have mercy on our numerous youth,
Who, young in years, are old in sin;
And by Thy spirit and Thy truth,
Show them the state their souls are in.

Then, by a Savior’s dying love
To every wounded heart revealed,
Temptations, fears, and guilt remove,
And be their sun, and strength, and shield.

To mourners speak a cheering word,
On seeking souls vouchsafe to shine;
Let poor backsliders be restored,
And all Thy saints in praises join.

O hear our prayer and give us hope,
That when Thy voice shall call us home,
Thou still wilt raise a people up,
To love and praise, no more to roam.