Words: J. Young, in the Amer­i­can Bap­tist Psalm­ist, 1843, num­ber 952.

Music: Aud­ley, . Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Mason, (1826-1888)

If you know the au­thor’s full name, or where to get a pic­ture of him

O holy Lord, our God,
By heav’nly hosts adored,
Hear us, we pray;
To Thee the cherubim,
Angels and seraphim,
Unceasing praises hymn,
Their homage pay.

Here give Thy Word success,
And this Thy servant bless,
His labors own;
And while the sinner’s Friend
His life and words commend,
The Holy Spirit send,
And make him known.

May every passing year
More happy still appear
Than this glad day;
With numbers fill the place,
Adorn Thy saints with grace,
Thy truth may all embrace,
O Lord, we pray.

O Lord, our God, arise;
And now, before our eyes,
Thy arm make bare;
Unite our hearts in love
Till, raised to Heav’n above,
We all its fullness prove,
And praise Thee there.