John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 76
Son of God! thy people's shield!|
Must we still thine absence mourn?
Let thy promise be fulfilled,
Thou hast said, I will return!
2. Gracious Leader now appear,
3. As a mother counts the days
4. Come, and let us feel thee nigh,|
Then thy sheep shall feed in peace;
Plenty bless us from on high,
Evil from amongst us cease.
5. With thy love, and voice, and aid,
6. Thus each day for thee we'll spend,
7. Let thy light be ne'er withdrawn,|
Golden days afford us long!
Thus we pray at early dawn,
This shall be our evening song.
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