Pristine Grace

The Aim of my Ministry
by Augustus Toplady

     O, my Lord, let not my ministry be approved only, or tend to no more than conciliating the esteem and affections of my people to thy unworthy messenger; but do the work of thy grace upon their hearts: call in thy chosen; seal and edify thy regenerate; and command thy ever lasting blessing on their souls! Save me from self-opinion, and from self- seeking; and may they cease from man, and look solely to thee!