Fountain of Being, Source of Good!
At whose almighty breath
-Grace Before Meat-
Fountain of Being, Source of Good!
      At whose almighty breath
The creature proves our bane or food,
      Dispensing life or death:
Thee we address with humble fear;
      Vouchsafe Thy gifts to crown;
Father of All, Thy children hear,
      And send a blessing down.
O, may our souls for ever pine
      Thy grace to taste and see;
Athirst for righteousness Divine,
      And hungry after Thee!
For this we lift our longing eyes,
      We wait the gracious word:
Speak, and our hearts from earth shall rise,
      And feed upon the Lord.

 

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