At the Appointment of Deacons

D. Denham  C.M.

Great Head of influence divine,
Thy people’s choice approve;
With favour on our deacons shine,
And fill us all with love.

Instruct them in thy heavenly will,
For all thy saints to care;
Help them their office to fulfil,
In faith and godly fear.

O make them useful, wise, and kind,
In principle unmoved;
Men of one heart, and in one mind,
In all things well approved.

The Church and congregation bless,
Our gifts and grace increase;
May thousands more thy name confess,
And we all live in peace.