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358. O Lord and Master of Us All

1 O Lord and Master of us all,
whate’er our name or sign,
we own thy sway, we hear thy call,
we test our lives by Thine.

2 Thou judgest us; thy purity
doth all our lusts condemn;
the love that draws us nearer thee
is hot with wrath to them.

3 Yet weak and blinded though we be,
thou dost our service own;
we bring our varying gifts to thee,
and thou rejectest none.

4 Apart from thee all gain is loss,
all labor vainly done;
the solemn shadow of the cross
is better than the sun.

5 We faintly hear, we dimly see,
in diff'ring phrase we pray;
but, dim or clear, we own in thee
the Life, the Truth, the Way.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord and Master of us all
Title: O Lord and Master of Us All
Author: J. G. Whittier (1856)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Scripture: John 14:6; Psalm 139:1
Topic: Call and Response
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CONTEMPLATION (Ouseley)
Composer: F. A. G. Ouseley (1889)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major



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