398. God of Grace and God of Glory

1 God of grace and God of glory,
On your people pour your pow'r;
Crown your ancient church’s story;
Bring its bud to glorious flow'r.
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 the 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 your children’s warring madness;
Bend our pride to your control;
Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
Rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
Lest we miss your kingdom’s goal,
Lest we miss your kingdom’s goal.

4 Save us from weak resignation
To the evils we deplore;
Let the gift of your salvation
Be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
Serving you whom we adore,
Serving you whom we adore.

Text Information
First Line: God of grace and God of glory
Title: God of Grace and God of Glory
Author: Harry E. Fosdick, 1878-1969
Publication Date: 1982
Meter: 87 87 877
Topic: Service; Society
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CWM RHONDDA
Composer: John Hughes, 1873-1932
Meter: 87 87 877
Key: G Major
Copyright: Tune: Copyright by Mrs. Dilys Webb c/o Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Limited and reproduced by permission of the legal representatives of the composer, who reserve all right therein.; Arrangement: Copyright 1969 Concordia Publishing House.



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