Thou, who didst call thy saints of old

Thou, who didst call thy saints of old

Author: Edward Ashurst Welch
Tune: MACFARREN
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1. Thou, who didst call Thy saints of old
Thy chosen flock to teach,
Who mad’st the fearful hearted bold,
And quick the slow of speech;
Still Thou dost ask whom Thou shalt send
And who will go for Thee,
To feed Thy lambs, Thy sheep to tend;
Lord, here am I; send me.

2. O send us—e’en as Thou, O Lord,
Wast by the Father sent—
To speak Thine own absolving word
To sinners penitent;
To wash Thy chosen in the flood
Whereby new birth is given;
To minister the sacred Food,
The Bread of Life from Heav’n.

3. And Thou, who didst by prophets deign
To speak the will divine,
That we may never speak in vain,
May all our words be Thine;
Oh, teach us, Holy Ghost, that we
Thine heritage may teach;
Bid us to prophesy for Thee,
And in Thy power to preach.

4. So may we, though unworthy still,
Most Holy Trinity,
Thy prophets, pastors, priests, fulfill
Our sacred ministry;
That, when beside the crystal sea
We lay our office down,
The souls that we have trained for Thee
May be our joy and crown.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6994

Author: Edward Ashurst Welch

Welch, Edward Ashurst, M.A., of King's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1882), Domestic Chaplain to the late Bp. of Durham, and Vicar of St. Bede's, Gateshead, is the author of "Thou Who didst call Thy saints of old." (For Theological College.) --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard Edition #582
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1428Image
The Cyber Hymnal #6994TextAudioScore
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #1428Image