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1 They, who that sacred office bear,
Who act in Jesus' stead;
It should be their delight and care,
To be like Christ their head.
2 They should not seek for wealth on earth
Or what the world afford--
But act for things of greater worth,
The kingdom of their Lord.
3 The Christian Church on earth to build,
As Jesus gave command!
And to his wise disposals yield,
And trust his bounteous hand.
4 For their support the Lord provides,
Who ev'ry creature feeds:
And all that they may want besides,
He gives them as they need.
5 His ways to humans are unknown,
But full of love and grace!
Commit thy way to him alone,
And trust unto his ways.
6 His servants he will ne'er forsake!
They need not be afraid;
When in his cause they undertake
He gives them pow'r and aid.
7 Let no such anxious thoughts arise;
What shall we eat or wear?
The Lord who all your wants supplies,
Will make your wants his care.
8 In all afflictions and distress,
He bears them safely through;
He is their light, their life, and peace,
Whilst they act here below.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXXVI