C.M. Acts xxviii. 31.

1 TEACHER of hearts, 'tis thine alone
Thine officers to ordain,
Point out thy instruments, unknown
To undiscerning men;
The pastors of thy church apprize
Of thine unseen decree,
And stir them up to recognize
The men designed by thee.

2 The men whom thou hast inly moved
Their charge to undertake,
And toil for precious souls, beloved
For their Redeemer's sake;
Thy chosen ministers reveal,
With whom thou always art,
And then their saving gospel seal
On every listening heart.