1 Creating God, we give you thanks
that this your world is incomplete;
that battle calls our marshalled ranks,
that work awaits our hands and feet.
2 You hast not finished woman, man,
for we are in the making still,
as friends who share the Maker’s plan
as those who know your loving will.
3 Beyond the present sin and shame,
wrong’s bitter, cruel, scorching blight,
we see the beckoning vision flame,
the blessèd kingdom of the right.
4 What though the kingdom long delay,
and still with haughty foes must cope?
It gives us that for which to pray,
a field for toil and faith and hope.
5 Since what we choose is what we are,
and what we love we yet shall be,
the goal may ever shine afar,
the will to win it makes us free.
|First Line:||Creating God, we give you thanks|
|Title:||Creating God, We Give You Thanks|
|Author:||William deWitt Hyde (1903, alt.)|
|Meter:||8 8 8 8|
|Topic:||God: Creation and Providence; Choice, Decision; Friendship(14 more...)|