1 O grant us, God, a little space
from daily tasks set free.
We meet within this holy place
and find security.
2 Around us rolls the ceaseless tide
of business, toil, and care,
And scarcely can we turn aside
for one brief hour of prayer.
3 Yet this is not the only place
your presence may be found;
On daily work you shed your grace,
and blessings all around.
4 Yours are the workplace, home, and mart,
the wealth of sea and land;
The worlds of science and of art
are fashioned by your hand.
5 Work shall be prayer, if all be wrought
as you would have it done;
And prayer, by you inspired and taught,
shall then with work be one.
Source: The New Century Hymnal #516
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #376||Behold us, Lord, a little space||Behold us, Lord, a little space||FARRANT||John Ellerton||1983|
|The Cyber Hymnal #449||Behold Us, Lord, a Little Space||Behold us, Lord, a little space||ST. FLAVIAN||John Ellerton||CM||<cite>Church Hymns</cite>, 1871|
|The New Century Hymnal #516||O Grant Us, God, a Little Space||O grant us, God, a little space||WINCESTER OLD||John Ellerton||C.M.||1995||Arts and Music | ; God | Presence of; Prayer | ; Science and Technology | ; Work and Vocation ||