Hymnary Friends,

As our fall/winter fund drive winds down, please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. We're behind where we have been in past years with this drive, and we are hoping to catch up a little between now and January 1, 2019!

Please know that we want to keep Hymnary (the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet) going for many years to come. Your donations help us do that. Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

818. By Gracious Powers

You have access to this FlexScore.
General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ

A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. CCLI, OneLicense, etc).

This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Text Information
First Line: By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered
Title: By Gracious Powers
Original Language: German
Translator: Fred Pratt Green (1972)
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1944)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Assurance; Comfort; Joy (3 more...)
Copyright: © 1974 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Composer: C. Hubert H. Parry (1904)
Key: a minor

Text Information:

This text (made from the author’s last poem) turns in the middle of stanza two, where broad affirmations yield to a prayer continuing through the rest of the hymn, a prayer that testifies to deep confidence. The minor tune helps to convey such tensions in the life of faith.

Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us