With Joy We Own Thy Servant Servants Lor

With joy we own thy servant, Lord,
Thy minister below,
Ordained to spread thy truth abroad,
That all thy name may know.

O may he now, and ever, keep
His eye intent on thee;
Do thou, great Shepherd of the sheep,
His bright example be.

With plenteous grace his heart prepare
To execute thy will;
And give him patience, love and care,
And faithfulness and skill.

Inflame his mind with ardent zeal,
Thy flock to feed and teach:
And let him live, and let him feel,
The truths he’s called to preach.

As show’rs refresh the thirsty plain,
So let his labors prove:
By him extend thy righteous reign-
The reign of truth and love.