Scripture Verse

You shall ordain and consecrate Aaron and his sons. Exodus 4:12

Introduction

Words: Hen­ry Ba­con, in The Gos­pel Psalm­ist, ed­it­ed by John G. Ad­ams and S. B. Ball (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Un­i­ver­sal­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1861), num­ber 739.

Music: Mar­low John Che­tham, Book of Psal­mo­dy 1718 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ba­con or Che­tham (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Not for the prophet tongue of fire,
Nor voice of trumpet tone,
We lift our prayer, immortal Sire,
For him before Thy throne.

We ask for wisdom’s gifts and grace,
The heart alive to love,
The earnest zeal to save our race,
All selfish aims above.

Lord, bless him now! by holy rite,
We consecrate to Thee!
Make to his eye the chief delight
Christ’s prospering work to see.

Bold let him be for truth and man,
For God and righteousness!
Free let him speak the Gospel plan,
And the whole truth confess.

Be cloud and fire about his way,
Till Canaan’s land is trod!
Then o’er his grave Thy Church shall say,
He led us to our God!