Almighty Lord! before thy throne

Almighty Lord! before thy throne

Published in 4 hymnals

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1 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,
Thy dreadful power display;
Yet mercy spares this guilty land,
And still we live to pray.

3 How changed, alas! are truths divine
For error, guilt and shame!
What impious numbers, bold in sin,
Disgrace the Christian name!

4 O turn us, turn us, mighty Lord!
Convert us by Thy grace;
Then shall our hearts obey Thy word,
And see again Thy face.

5 Then, should oppressing foes invade,
We shall not yield to fear,
Secure of all-sufficient aid,
When God in Christ is near.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #303

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First Line: Almighty Lord! before thy throne
Publication Date: 1842
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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