1025. Rivaulx

1 You gave us, Lord, by word and deed
the way of love your Father willed,
that those who go where'er you lead
may find in you a life fulfilled.

2 It was your joy to call them blest
who poor in spirit choose to be,
and find themseleves of earth possessed,
the gentle heirs of all they see.

3 3And blessed too are those who mourn,
the merciful, the pure of heart,
and those by thirst and hunger torn,
that justice hold its rightful part.

4 Your blessing, Lord, embraces too
all those who strive that peace may reign,
who right uphold and justice do
and face withal contempt and pain.

We humbly ask your pardon, Lord;
the ones who hear are all too few,
so speak again your healing word,
our sin forgive, our hearts renew.

Text Information
First Line: You gave us, Lord, by word and deed
Title: Rivaulx
Author: Denis Hurley
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes

Audio recording: Organ, D Major, 5
(Recorded by Clyde McLennan. D Major, 5 verses)
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