Prayer for Increase and Union in the Church. Acts 2. 38, 41-47

J. Franklin    C.M.

Thy church, O Lord, that’s planted here,
O make it to increase
With numbers, blessed with filial fear,
Enjoying heavenly peace.

O may we all, dear Lord, as one,
United ever be,
Rejoicing in what Christ has done,
Who groaned upon the tree.

May all each other’s burdens bear;
Be simple, meek, and kind;
And keep us safe from every snare,
And all of humble mind.