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307. God of Grace and God of Glory

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1 God of grace and God of glory,
on thy people pour thy power;
crown thine ancient church's story;
bring its bud to glorious flower.
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 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,
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,
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,
serving thee whom we adore.

Text Information
First Line: God of grace and God of glory
Title: God of Grace and God of Glory
Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick (1930, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.7
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: The Church; Faith; Grace (5 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CWM RHONDDA
Composer: John Hughes (1907)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.7
Key: G Major


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This stirring hymn used at the opening of Riverside Church in New York in 1930 was penned by its widely-known and influential pastor, and it has gained a firm place in English-language hymnals around the world. The Welsh tune name honors the Rhondda Valley in Glamorganshire.


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