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1 As when to ancient Horeb's brow
Moses, an humble shepherd, came,
And there, in solemn grandeur, Thou,
O Lord, addressed Him, 'midst the flame;
2 So these, Thy waiting servants here,
Stand on as holy ground to-day,
In grateful love and reverent fear,
Thy better message to obey.
3 Hear Thou the solemn vows they make,
As round Thine altar low they bend;
The offering of their spirits take,
And signals of acceptance send.
4 They go Thy sacred truth to tell;
Break, as they preach, the heavy night,
Let gladness through the desert swell,
And cheer their path with living light.
5 Or if with tears the seed they bear,
And droop beneath their toil and pain,
Oh hear their sorrowing, humble prayer,
And with their heavy load sustain.
6 And when life's labors all are o'er,
May they with sheaves rejoicing come;
Then round them cloudless glory pour,
And take them 'mid that glory home.Source: The Book of Worship #150