H.C. 51, L.M (FE 59)

1.  O THOU who makest souls to shine 

     With light from brighter worlds above 

     And droppest glistening dew Divine 

    ON all who seek a Saviour‘s love.

2.  Do Thou Thy benediction give

     On all who teach on all who learn 

     That all Thy Church may holier live 

     And every lamp more brightly burn.

3.  Give those that teach pure hearts and wise 

     Faith, hope, and love, all warned by prayer 

    Themselves first training for the skies 

    They best will raise their people there.

4.  Give those that learn the willing ear 

     The spirit meek, the guileless mind 

     Such gifts will make the lowliest here 

     Far better than a kingdom find.

5.  Oh! bless the shepherd; bless the sheep 

     That guide and guided both be one 

     One, in the faithful watch they keep 

     Until this hurrying life be done.

6.  If this, good Lord, Thy grace be given 

     Our glory meets us ere we die

     Before we upward pass to Heaven 

     We taste our immortality.  Amen

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