The Church Praying for Themselves and their Minister

W. Gadsby   8.7.

Lord, direct thy own-sent servant;
Teach him how and what to speak;
Make him humble, wise and fervent,
Skilled the bread of life to break;
Let each child enjoy a portion,
Feel their souls alive to God;
Freed from pride and empty notion,
Eat thy flesh and drink thy blood.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Dwell thou sensibly in us;
And may we thy love inherit,
Freed from guilt, law, and the curse.
Sweetly view and feel thy glory,
Open all our hearts to thee;
Sing and tell the pleasing story,
Matchless grace has set us free.

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