55a. Lord, What a Cloud of Witnesses

Lord, what a cloud of witnesses
Surrounds us as we work and pray!
Their faithful, loving service is
An inspiration every day.

We live in towns that others made;
We harvest what we did not sow—
And others sweated, labored, prayed
To build Christ’s church in which we grow.

Your Spirit gives us memory;
Now give your church clear vision, too.
Reformed, reforming, may we be
A church that seeks to follow you.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, what a cloud of witnesses
Title: Lord, What a Cloud of Witnesses
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2000)
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: LM
Scripture: Joshua 24:13; John 14:26; Hebrews 11:1-12:1
Topic: Anniversary, Church
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Williams (1789)
Harmonizer: Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Meter: LM
Key: C Major

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