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1 FATHER, our Eyes we lift to Thee,
2 And taste our daily Bread:
3 'Tis now thy Open Hand we see,
4 And on thy Bounty feed.
5 'Tis now the meaner Creatures join
6 Richly thy Grace to prove;
7 Fulfil thy primitive Design,
8 Enjoy'd by thankful Love.
9 Still, while our Mouths are fill'd with Good,
10 Our Souls to Thee we raise;
11 Our Souls partake of nobler Food,
12 And banquet on thy Praise.
13 Yet higher still our farthest Aim;
14 To mingle with the Blest,
15 T' attend the Marriage of the Lamb,
16 And Heaven's Eternal Feast.


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Title (in Source Edition): At MEALS.
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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, p. 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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