O God, Thy People Gather

O God, thy people gather, obedient to thy word,
around thy holy altar to praise thy name, O Lord;
for all thy loving kindness our grateful hearts we raise;
but pardon first the blindness of all our sinful ways.

Thou art our loving Father, thou art our holiest Lord,
but we have sinned against thee by thoughts and
deed and word. Before the court of heaven
we stand and humbly pray our sins may be
forgiven, our faults be washed away.

Though sinful, we implore thee to turn
and make us live; that so we may adore thee,
and our due offering give; and the prayers
and voices of thy glad people rise, as thy whole
Church rejoices in this great sacrifice.

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