701. H. M. O. A. Skinner. Dedication Hymn.
1 Thou Fount of love and grace,
Whose throne is fixed on high,
Unveil thy smiling face,
And to our souls draw nigh;
And let our prayers and praise arise,
Like grateful incense to the skies.
2 This house to thee we give --
Thine may it ever be --
Here bid the sinner live,
Here set the captive free,
Here let thy word its beams display
And safely guide to endless day.
3 Here may the stricken heart
By truth be cheered and blessed,
And here thy grace impart,
To all by grief oppressed --
And streams of peace and plenty flow,
To all who seek thy joy to know.
4 Long may these walls resound
With thy salvation, Lord,
And grace to all abound,
Who hear thy holy word --
And youth and age their offerings raise.
In songs of ardent, cheerful praise.