713. 7s. M. E. Peabody. Ordination or Installation.
1 Lift aloud the voice of praise!
God, our Father and our Friend,
Hear the prayer and song we raise,
Weak, yet trusting, we would bend.
2 Lo! another servant brought
To the heritage of God; --
May he teach as Christ hath taught,
Tread the path his Saviour trod.
3 To the vineyard may he come
Girded with celestial might;
Skilled to draw thy children home,
Taught to give the darkened light.
4 Unto thee, a people bend, --
Bind us heart to heart in love;
Flock and pastor, we would tend
Ever toward our home above.