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Title: Head of the church

Date: 28/07/2009 (Other)

Speaker: Congregation

Bible Reference: Summer Conference Hymn

HEAD of the church and Lord of all,
Hear from Thy throne our suppliant call:
We come the promised grace to seek,
Of which aforetime Thou didst speak.

?Lo, I am with you? - that sweet word,
Lord Jesus, meekly be it heard,
And stamped with all-inspiring power
On our weak souls this favoured hour.

Without Thy presence, King of saints,
Our purpose fails, our spirit faints;
Thou must our wavering faith renew,
Ere we can yield Thess service true.

Thy consecrating might we ask?
Or vain the toil, unblest the task;
And impotent of fruit will be
Love?s holiest effort wrought for Thee.

?Lo, I am with you? - even so,
Thy joy our strength, we fearless go:
And praise shall crown the suppliant?s call,
Head of the church, and Lord of all!

Joseph Tritton, 1819-87