546. God of the Prophets

1 God of the prophets! Bless the prophets' sons;
Elijah's mantle o'er Elisha cast;
each age its solemn task may claim but once;
make each one nobler, stronger than the last.

2 Anoint them prophets! Make their ears attent
to thy divinest speech, their hearts awake
to human need; their lips make eloquent
to gird the right and ev'ry evil break.

3 Anoint them priests! Strong intercessors, Lord!
Anoint them with the Spirit of thy Son;
theirs not a jeweled crown, a blood-stained sword;
theirs, by sweet love, for Christ a kingdom won.

4 Make them apostles! Heralds of thy cross.
Forth may they go to tell all realms thy grace;
inspired of thee, may they count all but loss,
and stand at last with joy before thy face.

Text Information
First Line: God of the prophets! Bless the prophets' sons
Title: God of the Prophets
Author: Denis Wortman (1884, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christian Education; Ministry; Ordination (1 more...)
Tune Information
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1551

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