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263 EISENACH L. M.
JOHANN HERMANN SCHEIN
(d=68) Bow down Thine ear, Al - might - y Lord, And hear Thy Church's
5 So, when their work is finished here,
They may in hope their charge resign;
claim but once: Make each a no- bler, stronger than the
2 Anoint them prophets! Make their ears attent
To Thy divinest speech; their hearts awake
To assure the right, and every evil break.
For pardon, and for charity and peace!
Into the dear Christ's life of sacrifice!
Anoint them with the spirit of Thy Son:
Theirs, by sweet love, for Christ a kingdom won.
Forth may they go to tell all realms Thy grace;
And stand at last with joy before Thy face.
O truth, O faith enrich our urgent time!
266 REGENT SQUARE 85 & 75. 61.
(d=96)Christ is made the sure foun-da - tion, Christ the Head and Cor- ner-stone,
the Lord, and pre - cious, Bind-ing all the Church in one;
Ho - ly Zi - on's help for ev - er, And her con - fi- dence a - lone. A-men.
2 All that dedicated city,
Dearly loved of God on high,
Pours perpetual melody;
In glad hymns eternally.
3 To this temple, where we call Thee,
Come, O Lord of Hosts, to-day:
Hear Thy servants as they pray;
Shed within its walls alway.
4 Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants
What they ask of Thee to gain,
With the blessed to retain,
Latin Hymn, 6th or 7th Cent. Tr. JOHN M. NEALE
3 Yet everywhere Thou guid'st Thine own 6 Here to the weary, hungry soul,
To raise for Thee an earthly throne; Give Thou the gift that maketh whole; And where Thy Name Thou dost record, The bread that is Christ's flesh, for food, There Thou wilt come and bless them. The wine that is the Saviour's blood. Lord!
7 Lord, we are few, but Thou art near; 4 Great Shepherd of Thy chosen few, Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine Thy former mercies here renew;
ear; And here to wayward hearts proclaim Oh, rend the heavens, come quickly down, The sweetness of Thy saving Name! And make a thousand hearts Thine own!