523. God of Grace and God of Glory

1 God of grace and God of glory,
On your people pour your pow'r;
Crown your ancient Church's story;
Bring its bud to glorious flow'r.
Grant us wisdom; grant us courage
For the facing of this hour,
For the facing of this hour.

2 Lo, the hosts of evil round us
Scorn the Christ, assail his ways.
From our fears that long have bound us,
Free our hearts to faith and praise.
Grant us wisdom; grant us courage
For the living of these days,
For the living of these days.

3 Cure your children's warring madness;
Bend our pride to your control;
Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
Rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage
Lest we miss your kingdom's goal,
Lest we miss your kingdom's goal.

4 Save us from weak resignation
To the evils we deplore;
Let the gift of your salvation
Be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
Serving you whom we adore,
Serving you whom we adore.

Text Information
First Line: God of grace and God of glory
Title: God of Grace and God of Glory
Author: Harry E. Fosdick, 1878-1969
Publication Date: 1993
Meter: 87 87 877
Topic: Social Concern
Tune Information
Name: CWM RHONDDA
Composer: John Hughes, 1873-1932
Meter: 87 87 877
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Setting: © 1982 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission of CPH.



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