Dear Lord, To Thy True Servants Give   1 comment

Concordia Seminary 2008

Above:  Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, 2008

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Words (1937) by William Gustave Polack (1890-1950), for the graduating class of Concordia Theological Seminary

Text revised in 1940; the original first line read, “Dear Lord, to these Thy servants give….”

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America


1.  Dear Lord, to Thy true servants give

The grace to Thee alone to live.

Once bound by sin, but saved by Thee,

They go to set the pris’ners free,

The Gospel message to proclaim

That men should call upon Thy name.

2.  They gladly go at Thy command

To spread Thy Word o’er sea and land.

Be Thou with them and make them strong

To heal sin’s ills, to right the wrong.

Thou rulest over wind and wave,

And mighty is Thine arm to save.

3.  When all their labor seems in vain,

Revive their sinking hopes again;

And when success crowns what they do,

Oh, keep them humble, Lord, and true

Until before Thy judgment seat

They lay their trophies at Thy feet.

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