Behold us, Lord, a little space
From daily tasks set free,
And met within thy holy place
To rest awhile with thee.
Around us rolls the ceaseless tide
Of business, toil, and care;
And scarcely can we turn aside
For one brief hour of prayer.
Yet these are not the only walls
Wherein thou mayst be sought;
On homeliest work thy blessing falls,
In truth and patience wrought.
Thine is the loom, the forge, the mart,
The wealth of land and sea,
The worlds of science and of art,
Revealed and ruled by thee.
Then let us prove our heavenly birth,
In all we do and know;
And claim the kingdom of the earth
For thee and not thy foe.
Work shall be prayer, if all be wrought
As thou wouldst have it done,
And prayer, by thee inspired and taught,
Itself with work be one.
|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 ||