As the Dew from Heaven Distilling
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    As the Dew from Heaven Distilling

    Earnestly

    1. As the dew from heav’n distilling

    Gently on the grass descends

    And revives it, thus fulfilling

    What thy providence intends,

    2. Let thy doctrine, Lord, so gracious,

    Thus descending from above,

    Blest by thee, prove efficacious

    To fulfill thy work of love.

    3. Lord, behold this congregation;

    Precious promises fulfill.

    From thy holy habitation

    Let the dews of life distill.

    4. Let our cry come up before thee.

    Thy sweet Spirit shed around,

    So the people shall adore thee

    And confess the joyful sound.

    Text: Thomas Kelly, 1769–1854

    Music: Joseph J. Daynes, 1851–1920

    Deuteronomy 32:2

    Isaiah 55:10–11