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1 BLEST be the GOD, whose tender Care
2 Prevents his Children's Cry,
3 Whose Pity providently near
4 Doth all our Wants supply.
5 Blest be the GOD, whose Bounty's Store
6 These chearing Gifts imparts;
7 Who veils in Bread, the secret Power
8 That feeds and glads our Hearts.
9 Fountain of Blessings, Source of Good,
10 To Thee this Strength we owe,
11 Thou art the Virtue of our Food,
12 Life of our Life below.
13 When shall our Souls regain the Skies?
14 Thy Heav'nly Sweetness prove?
15 Fulness of Joys shall there arise,
16 And all our Food be Love.


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Title (in Source Edition): GRACE after 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, p. 217. 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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