Strengthen for service lord

Strengthen for service, Lord,
the hands that holy things have taken;
let ears that now have heard thy songs
to clamor never waken.

Lord, may the tongues which “Holy” sang
keep free from all deceiving;
the eyes which saw thy love be bright,
thy blessed hope perceiving.

The feet that tread thy hallowed courts
from light do thou not banish;
the bodies by thy Body fed
with thy new life replenish.

–Words: Syriac Liturgy of Malabar; translated by Charles William Humphreys (1840-1921)
–Music: MALABAR, David McKinley Williams (1887-1978)

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