Anne Steele, 1756, cento
Almighty Lord, before Thy throne|
Thy mourning people bend;
'Tis on Thy grace in Christ alone
Our failing hopes depend.
2. Dark judgments from Thy heavy hand
3. How changed, alas, are truths divine|
For error, guilt, and shame!
What impious numbers, bold in sin,
Disgrace the Christian name!
4. Oh, turn us, turn us, mighty Lord;
5. Then, should oppressing foes invade,|
We will not yield to fear,
Secure of all-sufficient aid
When God in Christ is near.
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