Jesus, With Thy Church Abide   1 comment

Above:  Members of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Atlanta, Georgia, Volunteering at the Peachtree Pine Men’s Shelter, Atlanta

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/ChurchOfTheEpiphanyAtPeachtreePineShelter#5734725694034815746)

Hymn Source = The Pilgrim Hymnal (1931/1935), U.S. Congregationalist

Words by Thomas Benson Pollock (1836-1896); he studied medicine yet choose the priesthood over a career as an M.D.; he, a high-church priest in The Church of England, spent most of his life working among the poor in Birmingham; he also composed at least twelve hymns and translated at least three more

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1.  Jesus, with thy Church abide;

Be her savior, lord, and guide,

While on earth her faith is tried.

We beseech thee, hear us.

2.  May she guide the poor and blind,

Seek the lost until she find,

And the brokenhearted bind.

We beseech thee, hear us.

3.  May her scattered children be

From reproach of evil free,

Blameless witnesses for thee.

We beseech thee, hear us.

4.  May she one in doctrine be,

One in truth and charity,

Winning all to faith in thee.

We beseech thee, hear us.

5.  May she holy triumphs win,

Overthrow the hosts of sin,

Gather all the nations in.

We beseech thee, hear us.

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  1. Pingback: Feast of Thomas Benson Pollock (December 15) | SUNDRY THOUGHTS

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