Show us Your mercy, Lord, and grant us Your salvation. I will hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly.@Psalm 85:7-8
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John B. Dykes (1823-1876)

From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 232.

Melita John B. Dykes, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O Lord, to us Thy mercy show,
And Thy salvation now bestow;
We wait to hear what God will say;
Peace to His people He will speak,
And to His saints, but let them seek
No more in folly’s path to stray.

His saving help is surely near
To those His holy name that fear;
Thus glory dwells in all our land.
Now heavenly truth unites with grace,
And righteousness and peace embrace;
In full accord they ever stand.

Truth springing forth the earth shall crown,
And righteousness from Heaven look down,
And God on us His goodness shed;
Our land shall then with plenty flow,
Before Him righteousness shall go,
And cause us in His steps to tread.