XIII. As faithful shepherds of the Lord

1 As faithful shepherds of the Lord
Must we accounted be,
Who minister and teach the word
With real sincerity.

2 No more the Lord himself requests
Than to be just and true,
And ever act as for the best
As far as we do know.

3 Though we are oft reproach'd & blam'd
When we do as we ought,
But O! the truth can ne'er be sham'd
Or to dishonor brought.

4 Our thoughts and actions all are known,
To him who judgeth right;
The Lord who knows whate'er is done
Brings all things to the light.

5 O let us then with patience wait!
And watch with humble pray'r,
Till God, whose ways are just and straight,
In righteousness appear.

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First Line: As faithful shepherds of the Lord
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1816
Scripture: ;
Topic: Third Sunday in Advent: For the Epistle
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