Denis Wortman, 1884
God of the prophets, bless the prophet's sons;|
Elijah's mantle o'er Elisha cast.
Each age its solemn task may claim by once;
Make each one nobler, stronger, than the last.
2. Anoint them prophets. Make their ears attent
3. Anoint them priests. Strong intercessors, they,
4. Anoint them kings; aye, kingly kings, O 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.
5. Make them apostles, heralds of Thy Cross;
6. O mighty age of prophet-kings, return!
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