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THE LORD'S PRAYER PARAPHRASED.

1 FATHER of all! whose seat of rest
2 In highest heaven is rear'd,
3 Thy name by every tongue be blest,
4 By every heart rever'd.
5 Let earth to thy Messiah's throne
6 Its just subjection yield:
7 Here, as in heaven, thy will be known;
8 Here, as in heaven, fulfill'd.
9 With bread sufficient to the day
10 Our mortal frame supply;
11 And feed the soul that moves our clay
12 With manna from on high.
13 While, conscious of the debt we owe,
14 We bow the humble knee,
15 That mercy we to others shew
16 Descend on us from Thee.
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17 Do Thou our erring feet secure;
18 O lead us far from ill!
19 And keep us upright, just, and pure,
20 In act, in word, and will.
21 Hear, Lord! for power supreme is thine,
22 Thine, glory, worship, praise:
23 Nor Nature's bounds thy reign confine,
24 Nor numbers Time thy days.

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Title (in Source Edition): THE LORD'S PRAYER PARAPHRASED.
Author: James Merrick
Themes: God; religion
Genres: prayer
References: DMI 32287

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A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. I. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, pp. 152-153. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1122; OTA K093079.001)

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