Hymn Selection

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LORD Jesus, as gathered before Thee
Our thoughts and our hearts would combine
To guard Thy great interests so holy,
The glory and fame that are THine:
Thy guidance and help we are needing,
Our words by the Spirit controlled,
And this we would now be proceeding -
O come, let Thy mind here unfold!
2
The darkness around we are feeling,
Thy love of the many grown cold,
O Lord, let Thy light, pure, revealing,
Shine forth as the truth now is told.
Thou art in th'assembly confiding,
Her wifely affections so pure -
May we be found faithful, abiding
In Thee, suff'rings here to endure!
3
O Lord, grant the power of discernment,
Dividing 'twixt darness and light,
Refusing with holy resentment
Whatever may challenge Thy right.
Thus faithfully would we be caring,
Whilst Thou from this world art away,
Until on Thy throne we are sharing
In headship in Thy coming day.

L.J. Gilmore

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"Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do."