“Lord, When We Bend Before Thy Throne” by Joseph D. Carlyle, 1758-1804 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.21
1. Lord, when we bend before Thy throne And our confessions pour, Teach us to feel the sins we own And hate what we deplore.
2. Our broken spirit pitying see, True penitence impart; Then let a kindling glance from Thee Beam hope upon the heart.
3. When our responsive tongues essay Their grateful hymns to raise, Grant that our souls may join the lay And mount to Thee in praise.
4. When we disclose our wants in prayer, May we our wills resign And not a thought our bosom share That is not wholly Thine.
5. May faith each meek petition fill And waft it to the skies; And teach our hearts ’tis goodness still That grants it or denies.