"Lord of the Church, We Humbly Pray"
                          by Edward Osler, 1798-1863
                                 Translated by
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             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 342

	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.

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #489 Text: Is. 6:7 Author: Edward Osler, 1836 Tune: "Kommt her zu mir" Melody: German, c. 1400
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