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489. Lord of the Church, We Humbly Pray

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 strength afford.

2 Help them to preach the Truth of God,
Redemption thro' the Savior's blood,
Nor let the Spirit cease
On all the Church His gifts to show'r--
To them a messenger of pow'r;
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.


Text Information
First Line: Lord of the Church, we humbly pray
Title: Lord of the Church, We Humbly Pray
Author: Edward Osler (1836)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Ministry
Tune Information
Key: f minor
Source: German melody, c. 1400

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