Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.@Matthew 28:19-20
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Cyril V. Taylor (1907-1991)

Jeffery Rowthorn, 1978.

Abbot’s Leigh Cyril V. Taylor, 1941 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lord, You give the great commission:
Heal the sick and preach the Word.
Lest the Church neglect its mission,
And the Gospel go unheard,
Help us witness to Your purpose
With renewed integrity,
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us
For the work of ministry.

Lord, You call us to Your service:
In My name baptize and teach.
That the world may trust Your promise,
Life abundant meant for each,
Give us all new fervor, draw us
Closer in community.
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us
For the work of ministry.

Lord, You make the common holy:
This My body, this My blood.
Let us all, for earth’s true glory,
Daily lift life heavenward,
Asking that the world around us
Share your children’s liberty
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us
For the work of ministry.

Lord, You show us love’s true measure:
Father, what they do, forgive.
Yet we hoard as private treasure
All that You so freely give.
May Your care and mercy lead us
To a just society.
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us
For the work of ministry.

Lord, You bless with words assuring:
I am with you to the end.
Faith and hope and love restoring,
May we serve as You intend
And, amid the cares that claim us,
Hold in mind eternity.
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us
For the work of ministry.