Lord of All Hopefulness
- First Line
- Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
- Jan Struther, 1901-1953
- Text Source
- from <I>Enlarged Songs of Praise,</i> 1931
- Tune Name
- Tune Source
- Irish · harm. from <i>Hymnal</i>, 1982
- Daily Prayer: Evening · Discipleship · God's: Presence · Home · Hope · Jesus Christ: Presence · Labor · Occasional Services: Funeral/Witness to the Resurrection · Hymns That Are Prayer · Rest · Time
- Text Copyright
- used by permission of Oxford University Press
- Tune Copyright
- Harm. © Church Pension Group/Church Publishing, Inc.
- Reprint/Projection Information
Further Reflections on Scripture References
The four stanzas begin by addressing God in terms of his attributes and then ask for specific blessings for morning, noon, evening, and night. Displaying a consistent literary structure, the text, according to Dearmer, "is indeed a lovely example of the fitting together of thought, words and music."
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Confessions and Statements of Faith References
Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References
Prayers and praise for the constant care of God are necessary for those who understand that God has appointed them to serve this world and one another: “Made in God’s image to live in loving communion with our Maker, we are appointed earth keepers and caretakers to tend the earth, enjoy it, and love our neighbors. God uses our skills for the unfolding and well-being of his world so that creation and all who live in it may flourish” (Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 10).