Savior, visit thy plantationAuthor: John Newton
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1 Savior, visit thy plantation,
Grant us Lord, a gracious rain,
All will come to dissolution,
Unless thou return again.
2 Keep no longer at a distance,
Shine upon us from on high;
Left for want of thy assistance,
Every plant should droop and die.
3 Surely once the garden flourished,
Every part looked gay and green:
Then thy word our spirits nourished
Happy seasons we have seen.
4 But a drought has since succeeded,
And a sad decline we see;
Lord thy help is greatly needed,
Help can only come from thee.
5 Where are those we counted leaders,
Fired with zeal and love and truth;
Old professors tall as cedars,
Bright examples to our youth!
6 Some in whom our souls delighted,
We shall meet no more below;
Some alas, we fear are blighted,
Scarce a single leaf they show.
7 Younger plants to sight how pleasant,
Covered thick with blossoms stood;
But they cause us grief at present,
Frost has nipped them in the bud.
8 Dearest Savior, hasten hither,
Thou canst make them bloom again;
O! permit them not to wither,
Let not all our hopes be vain.
9 Let our mutual love be fervent,
Make us prevalent in prayer;
Let each one esteem the servant,
Shun the world's bewitching snare.
10 Break the tempter's fatal power,
Turn the stony hearts of flesh;
Now begin from this good hour,
To revive thy work afresh.
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800
|First Line:||Savior, visit thy plantation|
|Refrain First Line:||Lord, revive us|
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|The Cyber Hymnal #5926||Savior, Visit Thy Plantation||Savior, visit Thy plantation||RATHBUN||John Newton||87.87||<cite>Olney Hymns</cite> (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 51|