Lord of the Church, We Humbly Pray
Edward Osler, 1836
|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 strength afford.
|2. Help them to preach the Truth of God,|
Redemption through the Savior'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.