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611. God of grace and God of glory

1 God of grace and God of glory,
on your people pour your power;
now fulfil your Church's story,
bring the bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom,
grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

2 See the hosts of evil round us
scorn your Christ, assail his ways.
Fears and douts too long have bound us;
free our hearts to work 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.

Tune Information
Name: BRYN CALFARIA
Composer: William Owen, 1813-93
Meter: 87.87.47 extended
Key: g minor



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