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CHOICE OF DEACONS




Vouchsafe, oh Lord, thy presence now,
Direct us in thy fear;
Before thy throne we humbly bow,
And join in fervent prayer.


Give us the men whom thou shalt choose;
Thy house on earth to guide;
Those who shall ne’er their power abuse,
Or rule with haughty pride.


Inspired with wisdom from above,
And with discretion blessed;
Displaying meekness, temperance, love,
of every grace possessed.


Sound in the faith, sincere, and grace,
And full of good report;
Not such as filthy lucre crave,
Or praise or favour court.


Not slanderers, or double-tongued,
Or men of empty boast;
But those to whom the praise belonged,
Of faithful, sober, just.


These are the men we seek of thee,
Oh God of righteousness;
Such may our deacons ever be,
With such thy people bless.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1818
      Bible Refs: Ac 6:3; 1 Ti 3:8;
      MUSIC
      Name: JACKSON (BYZANTIUM)
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1780
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