348. Jesus, with Thy Church Abide

1 Jesus, with thy church abide,
be her Savior, Lord, and Guide,
while on earth her faith is tried:
we beseech thee, hear us.

2 Keep her life and doctrine pure;
grant her patience to endure,
trusting in thy promise sure:
we beseech thee, hear us.

3 May she one in doctrine be,
one in truth and charity,
winning all to faith in thee:
we beseech thee, hear us.

4 May she guide the poor and blind,
seek the lost until she find,
and the broken-hearted bind:
we beseech thee, hear us.

5 Save her love from growing cold,
make her watchmen strong and bold,
fence her round, thy peaceful fold:
we beseech thee, hear us.

6 May her lamp of truth be bright,
bid her bear aloft its light
through the realms of heathen night:
we beseech thee, hear us.

7 Arm her soldiers with the cross,
brave to suffer toil or loss,
counting earthly gain but dross:
we beseech thee, hear us.

8 May she holy triumphs win,
overthrow the hosts of sin,
gather all the nations in:
we beseech thee, hear us.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, with thy church abide
Title: Jesus, with Thy Church Abide
Author: Thomas Benson Pollock (1871)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.7.7.6.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:15
Topic: The Church: The Church of Christ; Christ: Abiding with Believers; Church: Christ's Presence in (3 more...)
Source: Alt. in Hymns Ancient and Modern,1875
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: GOWER'S LITANY
Composer: John Henry Gower (1891)
Meter: 7.7.7.6.
Key: D Major



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