Jesu, with Thy church abide,

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CGS No.: 
662

Verse 1
Jesu, with Thy church abide,
Be her Saviour, Lord, and Guide;
While on earth her faith is tried;

Chorus

We beseech Thee, hear us.

Verse 2
Arms of love around her throw,
Shield her safe from every foe,
Calm her in the time of woe;

Chorus

We beseech Thee, hear us.

Verse 3
Keep her life and doctrine pure,
Help her, patient to endure,
Trusting in Thy promise sure;

Chorus

We beseech Thee, hear us.

Verse 4
Be Thou with her all the days,
May she, safe from error's ways,
Toil for Thine eternal praise:

Chorus

We beseech Thee, hear us.

Verse 5
May her voice be ever clear,
Warning of a judgement near,
Telling of a Saviour dear;

Chorus

We beseech Thee, hear us.

Verse 6
All her ruined works repair,
Build again Thy temple fair,
Manifest Thy presence there:

Chorus
We beseech Thee, hear us.

Verse 7
All her fettered powers release,
Bid all strife and envy cease,
Grant the heavenly gift of peace:

Chorus

We beseech Thee, hear us.

Verse 8
All her questions reconcile,
Let not Satan's touch defile,
Let not worldly snares beguile:

Chorus

We beseech Thee, hear us.

Verse 9
May she one in doctrine be,
One in truth and charity,
Winning all to faith in Thee:

Chorus

We beseech Thee, hear us.