686. 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 its bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour.

2 Lo, the hosts of evil round us
scorn your Christ, assail your ways;
fears and doubts too long have bound us;
free our hearts to work and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
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 goods and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss your kingdom's goal.

4 Set our feet on lofty places;
gird our lives that they may be
armoured with all Christ-like graces,
pledged to set all captives free.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
that we fail not them nor thee.

Text Information
First Line: God of grace and God of glory
Title: God of Grace and God of Glory
Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick (1930, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Topic: The Church in the World: Commitment: Peace and Justice; Church Anniversaries; Church: Mission (42 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: RHUDDLAN
Arranger: F. R. C. Clarke (1970)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arrangement copyright © 1970 F. R. C. Clarke.



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