Monday, January 30, 2023

Confession, prayer, and praise and Pratt's col.

61 C. M.
Confession, prayer, and praise.

LORD! when we bend before thy throne,
   And our confessions pour,
   O may we feel the sins we own,
   And hate what we deplore.

2 Our contrite spirits pitying see;
   True penitence impart:
   And let a healing ray from thee
   Beam peace into each heart.

3 When we disclose our wants in prayer,
   O let our wills resign;
   And not a thought our bosom share,
   Which is not wholly thine.

4 And when with heart and voice
   We strive our grateful hymns to raise,
   Let love divine within us live,
   And fill our souls with praise.

5 Then, on thy glories while we dwell,
   Thy mercies we’ll review;
   With love divine, transported, tell——
   Thou, God, art Father too.
                Pratt's col.
                Episcopal Methodist hymnal (1870 edition)

<idle musing>
I have no idea what Pratt's col. is, but I suspect it's a collection of hymns assembled by a C. M. Pratt, or at least it seems the initials are C. M. Beyond that, I'm unable to discover more, but it does seem to be the source of quite a few hymns that appear in nineteenth-century hymnals.

If anyone can supply more information, I would be most grateful!
</idle musing>

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