The servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.@2 Timothy 2:24

Edwin P. Parker, 1889.

Savannah Foundery Collection, 1742 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edwin P. Parker (1836-1920)

Lord, as we Thy name profess,
May our hearts Thy love confess;
And in all our praise of Thee
May our lips and lives agree.

Make us resolute to do
What Thou showest to be true;
Make us hate and shun the ill,
Loyal to Thy holy will.

May Thy yoke be meekly worn,
May Thy cross be bravely borne;
Make us patient, gentle, kind,
Pure in life and heart and mind.

Gracious Savior, heav’nly Friend,
On Thy grace our souls depend;
Let that grace our needs supply
While we live and when we die.