And is there care in heaven, and is there love
      In heavenly spirits to us creatures base,
      That may compassion of our evils move?
      There is: else much more wretched were the case
      Of men than beasts: but oh! the exceeding grace
      Of highest God, that loves his creatures so,
      And all his works with mercy doth embrace;
      That blessed angels He sends to and fro,
To serve even wicked men, to serve his wicked foe.

How oft do they their silver bowers leave,
      And come to succour us that succour want!
      How oft do they with golden pinions cleave
      The flitting skies, like flying pursuivant,
      Against foul fiends to aid us militant!
      They for us fight; they watch and duly ward,
      And their bright squadrons round about us plant;
      And all for love, and nothing for reward:
Oh! why should heavenly God to men have such regard!

Ordained Servant Online, May 2022.

Publication Information

Contact the Editor: Gregory Edward Reynolds

Editorial address: Dr. Gregory Edward Reynolds,
827 Chestnut St.
Manchester, NH 03104-2522
Telephone: 603-668-3069

Electronic mail: reynolds.1@opc.org

Submissions, Style Guide, and Citations


Editorial Policies

Copyright information

Ordained Servant: May 2022

Pastoral Care

Also in this issue

Encouragement for Leaders from 1 Samuel 30:1–31

The Value of a Study Break for Pastors

Promoting Happy Pastors

Commentary on the Form of Government of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Chapters 28–29

The Pastor: His Call, Character, and Work by Faculty and Friends of Old Princeton

Augustine’s Theology of Preaching by Peter T. Sanlon

Download PDFDownload ePubArchive


+1 215 830 0900

Contact Form

Find a Church