Jesus With Thy Church Abide

Jesus, with Thy Church abide, 

Be her Savior, Lord, and Guide,

While on earth her faith is tried: 

We beseech Thee, hear us!

 

Keep her life and doctrine pure, 

Help her, patient to endure,

Trusting in Thy promise sure: 

We beseech Thee, hear us!

 

Be Thou with her all the days, 

May she, safe from error's ways,

Toil for Thine eternal praise: 

We beseech Thee, hear us!

 

May she guide the poor and blind, 

Seek the lost until she find,

And the broken-hearted bind: 

We beseech Thee, hear us!

 

Save her love from growing cold, 

Make her watchful, strong and bold

Fence her round, Thy peaceful fold:

We beseech Thee, hear us!

 

May her scattered children be 

From reproach of evil free,

Blameless witnesses for Thee: 

We beseech Thee,

 

Fit her all Thy joy to share 

At the feast Thou dost prepare,

And be ever blessed there: 

We beseech Thee, hear us!

 

Words: Thomas Benson Pollock, 1871.

Music: Luke Morton, 2017.