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2 As laborers in Thy vineyard

Still faithful may they be, Content to bear the burden

Of weary days for Thee; To ask no other wages,

When Thou shalt call them home, But to have shared the travail

Which makes Thy kingdom come. 3 Come down, Thou Holy Spirit,

And fill their souls with light; Clothe them in spotless raiment,

In vesture clean and white;

Within Thy sacred temple

Be with them where they stand, To guide and teach Thy people

Throughout our native land. 4 Be with them, God the Father!

Be with them, God the Son!
And God the Holy Spirit!

Most blessed Three in One!
Make them a holy priesthood,

Thee humbly to adore,
And fill them with Thy fullness
Both now and evermore!

480 ST. MICHAEL

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2 Within Thy temple when they stand 4 To watch and pray, and never faint;

To teach the truth as taught by Thee, By day and night strict guard to keep; Saviour, like stars in Thy right hand To warn the sinner, cheer the saint, The angels of the churches be.

Nourish Thy lambs, and feed Thy sheep; 3 Wisdom and zeal and faith impart, 5 Then, while their work is finished here,

Firmness with meekness, from above, In humble hope their charge resign, To bear Thy people on their heart,

When the Chief Shepherd shall appear, And love the souls whom Thou dost love; O God, may they and we be Thine.

482 ST. ANNE C. M.

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2 Lord, from Thine inmost glory send,

Within these walls t’ abide,
The peace that dwelleth without end

Serenely by Thy side.
3 May erring minds, that worship here,

Be taught the better way;

And they who mourn, and they who fear,

Be strengthened as they pray. 4 May faith grow firm, and love grow warm,

And pure devotion rise, (storm While, round these hallowed walls, the

Of earth-born passion dies.

W. C. Bryant, 1835

483 LEIPSIC

L. M.

J. H. Schein (15861630)

1. O

LORD of hosts, whose glo - ry fills

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And yet vouchsafes, in Christian lands, To dwell in tem-ples made with hands, A - men.

2 Grant that all we, who here to-day

Rejoicing this foundation lay,
May be in

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deed Thine own, Built on the precious corner-stone. 3 The heads that guide endue with skill,

The hands that work preserve from ill,

That we, who these foundations lay,

May raise the topstone in its day.
4 But now and ever, Lord, protect

The temple of Thine own elect;
Be Thou in them, and they in Thee,
O ever-blessèd Trinity!

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2 All that dedicated city,

Dearly loved of God on high, In exultant jubilation

Pours perpetual melody; God the One in Three adoring

In glad hymns eternally.

3 To this temple, where we call Thee,

Come, O Lord of hosts, to-day:
With Thy wonted loving-kindness,

Hear Thy people as they pray;
And Thy fullest benediction

Shed within its walls alway.

4 Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants

What they ask of Thee to gain,
What they gain from Thee for ever

With the blessed to retain,
And hereafter in Thy glory
Evermore with Thee to reign.

Anon. (Latin, 6th or 7th Cent.) Tr. J. M. Neale, 1851

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4 Here may we gain from heaven

The grace which we implore,
And may that grace, once given,

Be with us evermore,
Until that day when all the blest
To endless rest are called away.

Anon. (Latin, 6th or 7th Cent.) Tr. J. Chandler, 1837

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