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638. Your Love, O God, Has All the World Created

1 Your love, O God, has all the world created,
And led your people to this present hour;
In Christ we see life's glory consummated;
Your Spirit manifests his living pow'r.

2 We bring you, Lord, in fervent intercession
The children of your world-wide family;
With contrite hearts we offer our confession,
For we have sinned against your charity.

3 From out the darkness of our hope's frustration,
From all the broken idols of our pride,
We turn to seek your truth's illumination,
And find your mercy waiting at our side.

4 In pity look upon your children's striving
In daily struggles to be understood,
Till at the fullness of your truth arriving,
We find in Christ the crown of ev'ry good.

5 Inspire your church, mid earth's discordant voices,
To preach the gospel of its Lord above,
Until the day this warring world rejoices
To hear the mighty harmonies of love.

Text Information
First Line: Your love, O God, has all the world created
Title: Your Love, O God, Has All the World Created
Author: Albert F. Bayly, 1901-1994
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 11 10 11 10
Scripture: John 17:1-8
Topic: Lenten Season; Penance; Challenge of Gospel (14 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Reginald S. Thatcher, 1888-1957
Meter: 11 10 11 10
Key: D Major
Copyright: © Oxford University Press