Lord of the Church, We Humbly Pray   2 comments


Above:  Ordination of Priests, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, June 22, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1933), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words (1836) by Edward Osler (1798-1863)


1.  Lord of the Church, we humbly pray

For those who guide us in Thy way,

And speak Thy holy Word;

With love divine their hearts inspire,

And touch their lips with hallowed fire,

And needful grace afford.

2.  Help them to preach the truth of God,

Redemption through the Saviour’s blood;

Nor let the Spirit cease

On all the Church His gifts to shower:

To them, a Messenger of power,

To us, of life and peace.

3.  So may they live to Thee alone,

Then hear the welcome word, “Well done!”

And take their crown above;

Enter into their Master’s joy,

And all eternity employ

In praise and bliss and love.

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