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GRACE before MEAT.

1 PARENT of Good, whose plenteous Grace
2 O'er all thy Creatures flows,
3 Humbly we ask thy Pow'r to bless
4 The Food thy Love bestows.
5 Thy Love provides the sober Feast:
6 A Second Gift impart,
7 Give us with Joy our Food to taste
8 And with a Single Heart.
9 Let it for Thee new Life afford,
10 For Thee our Strength repair,
11 Blest by thine all-sustaining Word,
12 And sanctify'd by Prayer.
13 Thee let us taste; nor toil below
14 For perishable Meat:
15 The Manna of thy Love bestow,
16 Give us thy Flesh to eat.
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17 Life of the World, our Souls to feed
18 Thyself descend from high!
19 Grant us of Thee the Living Bread
20 To eat, and never die!


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Title (in Source Edition): GRACE before MEAT.
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Wesley, John, 1703-1791. Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788. Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, pp. 215-216. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Vet. A4 f. 254].)

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