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 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.