435. O God, Whose Will Is Life and Good

1 O God, whose will is life and good
For all of mortal breath:
Unite in bonds of servant-hood
All those who strive with death.

2 Make strong their hands and hearts and wills
To drive disease afar,
To strive against the body's ills
And wage your healing war.

3 By healing of the sick and blind,
Christ's mercy they proclaim,
Make known the great physician's mind,
Affirm the Savior's name.

4 Before them set your gracious will,
That they, with heart and soul,
To you may consecrate their skill
And make the suff'rer whole.

Text Information
First Line: O God, whose will is life and good
Title: O God, Whose Will Is Life and Good
Author: Hardwicke D. Rawnsley, 1851-1920 (alt.)
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Society; Death; Healing
Tune Information
Composer: Leland B. Sateren, b. 1913
Meter: C M
Key: c minor
Copyright: © Augsburg Publishing House; Setting © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship

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