Number: 79
Title: Kind Maker of the World
Composer: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Theme: Lent

1.  Kind Maker of the world, O hear
    The fervent prayer, with many a tear
    Poured forth by all the penitent
    Who keep this holy fast of Lent!

2.  Each heart is manifest to Thee;
    Thou knowest our infirmity;
    Now we repent and seek Thy face;
    Grant unto us Thy pardoning grace.

3.  Spare us, O Lord, who now confess
    Our sins and all our wickedness,
    And, for the glory of Thy Name,
    Our weakened souls to health reclaim.

4.  Give us the discipline that springs
    From abstinence in outward things
    With inward fasting, so that we
    In heart and soul may dwell with Thee.

5.  Grant, O Thou blessed Trinity,
    Grant, O unchanging Unity,
    That this our fast of forty days
    May work our profit and Thy praise!