Come, living God, when least expectedAuthor: Alan Gaunt
Tune: SUNSET (Stocks)
Published in 6 hymnals
1 Come, living God, when least expected,
when minds are dull and hearts are cold,
through sharpening word and warm affection
revealing truths as yet untold.
2 Break from the tomb in which we hide you
to speak again in startling ways;
break through the words in which we bind you
to resurrect our lifeless praise.
3 Come now, as once you came to Moses
within the bush alive with flame,
or to Elijah on the mountain,
by silence pressing home your claim.
4 So, let our minds be sharp to read you
in sight or sound or printed page,
and let us greet you in our neighbours,
in ardent youth or mellow age.
5 Then, through our gloom, your Son will meet us
as vivid truth and living Lord,
exploding doubt and disillusion
to scatter hope and joy abroad.
6 Then we will share his radiant brightness
and, blazing through the dread of night,
illuminate by love and reason,
for those in darkness, faith's delight.
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|Copyright:||© 1991 Stainer & Bell Ltd. (Admin. Hope Publishing Co.)|
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #615a||Come, living God, when least expected||SPIRITUS VITRE||Alan Gaunt (b. 1935)||98 98||Exodus 3:1-14; 1 Kings 19:1-15||2013||Doubt | ; God | Presence of; Light | ; Renewal | ; Truth | ; The Word of God ||
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #615b||Come, living God, when least expected||SUNSET||Alan Gaunt (b. 1935)||98 98||Exodus 3:1-14; 1 Kings 19:1-15||2013||Doubt | ; God | Presence of; Light | ; Renewal | ; Truth | ; The Word of God ||
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #609||Come, living God, when least expected||SUNSET||Alan Gaunt (b. 1935)||98 98||1 Kings 19:11-13; Exodus 3:1-6; John 20:26-29; Luke 24:13-32; Matthew 25:40||2005||The Holy Spirit | The Holy Spirit in the Church - Enlivening and Renewing the Church; God | Presence of|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #403||Come, living God, when least expected||SUNSET||Alan Gaunt, b. 1935||98 98||Exodus 3:1-6; John 21:4-7; Mark 9:2-8; Matthew 24:44||2000|
|Hymns of Truth & Light #4||Come, living God, when least expected||RENDEZ À DIEU||1998|