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.