Christian Worship Ordination Or Installation.
O Thou, who on thy chosen Son
Didst send thy Spirit like a dove,
To mark the long expected one,
And seal the messenger of love;
And when the heralds of his name
Went forth his glorious truth to spread,
Didst send it down in tongues of flame
To hallow each devoted head;
So, Lord, thy servant now inspire
With holy unction from above;
Give him the tongue of living fire,
Give him the temper of the dove.
Lord, hear thy suppliant church to-day;
Accept our work, our souls possess,
‘Tis ours to labor, watch, and pray;
Be thine to cheer, sustain, and bless.