Scripture Verse

Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Isaiah 6:7

Introduction

Words: Ed­ward Os­ler, 1836.

Music: Kommt Her zu Mir Ger­man tune, cir­ca 1400 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Os­ler, would you ?

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Edward Osler
(1798–1863)

Lyrics

Lord of the Church, we humbly pray
For those who guide us in Thy way
And speak Thy holy Word.
With love divine their hearts inspire
And touch their lips with hallowed fire
And needful strength afford.

Help them to preach the truth of God,
Redemption through the Savior’s blood,
Nor let the Spirit cease
On all the Church His gifts to shower—
To them a messenger of power;
To us, of life and peace.

So may they live to Thee alone,
Then hear the welcome word, Well done,
And take their crown above;
Enter into their Master’s joy
And all eternity employ
In praise and bliss and love.