The Great Prayer

Compliments JNO. W. CRADDOCK New Orleans, La.

The Great Prayer

Thou to the mercy seat our souls doth
gather,
To do our duty unto thee—

To whom all praise, all honor should be
given;
For thou art the great God—

Thou by Thy wisdom rul’st the world’s
whole frame;
Forever, therefore—

Let nevermore delays divide us from
Thy glorious grace, but let—

Let Thy commands opposed be by none,
But Thy good pleasure and—

And let promptness to obey be even
The very same—

Then for our souls, O Lord, we also pray,
Thou wouldst be pleased to—

The food of life, whereby our souls are
fed,
Sufficient raiment, and—

With every needful thing do Thou relieve
us.
And of Thy mercy pity—

All our misdeeds, for Him whom Thou
didst please
To make an offering for—

And forasmuch, O Lord, as we believe
That Thou wilt pardon us—

Let that love teach, wherewith Thou dost
acquaint us
To pardon all—

And though, sometimes, Thou find’st we
have forgot
This love for Thee, yet help—

Through soul or body’s want, to despera-
tion;
Nor let earth’s gain drive us—

into temptation;

Let not the soul of any true believer
Fall in the time of trail—

Yea, save them form the malice of the
devil,
And, in both life and death, keep—

This pray we, Lord, for that of Thee,
from whom
This may be had—

This world is of Thy work, its wondrous
story,
To Thee belongs—

And all Thy wondrous work have ended
never,
But will remain forever, and—

Thus we poor creatures would confess
again,
And thus would say eternally—
Amen.

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    broadsides
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