1 Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
that holy things have taken;
let ears that now have heard thy songs
to clamour never waken.
2 Lord, may the tongues which 'Holy' sang
keep free from all deceiving;
the eyes which saw thy love be bright,
thy blessèd hope perceiving.
3 The feet that tread thy holy courts
from light do thou not banish;
the bodies by thy Body fed
with thy new life replenish.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #463
|First Line:||Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands|
|Title:||Strengthen for Service, Lord, the Hands|
|Translator:||C. W. Humphreys|
|Author:||St. Ephraem, Syrus|
|Source:||The Liturgy of Malabar|
|Liturgical Use:||Communion Songs|