Ye Who Called to Christ’s Service Are   3 comments


Above:  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Newnan, Georgia, January 26, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923)

Words (circa 1754) by Ludolph Ernst Schlicht (1714-1769) and John Gambold, Sr. (1711-1771)


1.  Ye who called to Christ’s service are,

Join together, both in work and prayer;

Venture all on Him, our Lord,

Who assures us in His Word,

We are always

Objects of His care.

2.  Showers of blessing

From the Lord proceed,

Strength supplying

In the time of need;

For no servant of our King

Ever lacked anything.

He will never

Break the bruised reed.

3.  Lord, have mercy

On each land and place,

Where Thy servants

Preach the word of grace;

Life and power on them bestow,

Them with needful strength endow,

That with boldness

They may Thee confess.

4.  May we faithful

In our service be,

Truly careful

In our ministry;

Keep us to Thy Church fast bound,

In the faith preserve us sound,

Often weeping

Grateful tears ‘fore Thee.


3 responses to “Ye Who Called to Christ’s Service Are

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  1. Pingback: Ludolph Ernst Schlicht | GATHERED PRAYERS

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  3. Pingback: Feast of Ludolph Ernst Schlicht; John Gambold, Sr.; and John Gambold, Jr. (November 4) | SUNDRY THOUGHTS

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