The second Sunday after Trinity.
O Lord, how glorious the gain of souls whom Thou hast deigned to train;
steadfast they walk in growing love, receiving unction from above,
in every trial, danger, fear, upheld by Thy protection near,
Thyself their light, their joy, their strength, until in Zion’s courts at length
they join in Hallelujahs meet, and cast their crowns before Thy feet.
In love and grace for aye the same, we pray Thee by Thy glorious name;
by every promise in Thy word, to us Thy mighty aid afford;
be Thou our glory and defense; keep us by Thy good providence,
so no temptations shall avail to cause our faith and trust to fail;
so shall we grow in steadfast love ‘til perfected in Heaven above.
|Text||attr. Eliza Humphreys|
Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)
O Lord, who never failest to help and govern them whom thou dost bring up in thy steadfast fear and love; keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.