302. Lord of the Church, we humbly pray

1 Lord of the Church, we humbly pray
For those who guide us in Thy way,
And speak Thy holy word;
With love divine their hearts inspire,
And touch their lips with hallowed fire,
And needful grace afford.

2 Help them to preach the truth of God;
Redemption through the Saviour's blood;
Nor let the Spirit cease
On all the Church His gifts to shower;
To them, a messenger of power;
To us, of life and peace.

3 So may they live to Thee alone;
Then hear the welcome word--"Well done!"
And take their crown above;
Enter into their Master's joy,
And all eternity employ
In praise, and bliss, and love.


Text Information
First Line: Lord of the Church, we humbly pray
Author: Charles Wesley (1749)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: Church: Ministry; Ministry: Prayer for
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: C. P. M.

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