595. God of grace and God of glory

1 God of grace and God of glory,
on thy people pour thy power;
crown thine ancient Church’s story;
bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour.

2 Lo! the hosts of evil round us
scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!
From the 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.

3 Cure thy children’s warring madness,
bend our pride to thy control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal.

4 Save us from weak resignation
to the evils we deplore;
let the gift of thy salvation
be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving thee whom we adore.

Text Information
First Line: God of grace and God of glory
Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1878-1969
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 87. 87. 87
Language: English
Copyright: By permission of the author.
Tune Information
Name: MANNHEIM
Harmonizer: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872
Meter: 87. 87. 87
Key: E Major
Source: Vierstimmiges Choralbuch, 1847 (melody)



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