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Lord of Our Growing Years

Lord of our growing years

Author: David Mowbray
Published in 9 hymnals

Full Text

1 Lord of our growing years,
With us from infancy,
Laughter and quick-dried tears,
Freshness and energy:

Your grace surrounds us all our days;
For all Your gifts we bring our praise.

2 Lord of our strongest years,
Stretching our youthful powers,
Lovers and pioneers
When all the world seems ours:

3 Lord of our middle years,
Giver of steadfastness,
Courage that perseveres
When there is small success:

4 Lord of our older years,
Steep though the road may be,
Rid us of foolish fears,
Bring us serenity:

5 Lord of our closing years,
Always Your promise stands;
Hold us, when death appears,
Safely within Your hands:

Author: David Mowbray

David Mowbray (b. 1938) was born in Wallington, Surrey, England. He attended Dulwich College, Fitzwilliam, Cambridge where he read English. He gained an MA at Trinity in Bristol and a BD at London (External). Ordained in the Church of England, he was a curate at St. Giles in Northampton and at St. Mary's in Walford. Appointed Vicar of Broxborne, Herts in 1970 in 1984, he became Vicar of All Saints, Hertfordshire. In 1991 he became Vicar of St. Matthew's Darley Abbey, Derby, where he serves to this day. He has been writing hymns since 1977 and most of his texts are represented by Jubilate Hymns. Three of his hymn texts have been included in Hope's new hymnal Worship & Rejoice (2001). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord of our growing years
Title: Lord of Our Growing Years
Author: David Mowbray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Your grace surrounds us all our days
Copyright: © 1982 by Hope Publshing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.




James Vernon Lee (b. Hove, Sussex, England, 1892; d. Southampton, England, 1959) originally composed EASTVIEW for the text "Rejoice, the Lord Is King" for his mother's eightieth birthday. Lee was an officer in the Brighton Battalion of the Boys' Brigade from 1910 to 1914. After service in the Britis…

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #539Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #507Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #687Text
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #259
Moravian Book of Worship #800Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #279Text
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #536
Worship (3rd ed.) #556
Worship and Rejoice #608Text