Give us a day of wonders

Give us a day of wonders

Author: John Lawley
Published in 2 hymnals

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GIVE us a day of wonders,
Jehovah, bare thine arm;
Pour out thy Holy Spirit,
Make known thy healing balm;
Give blessings without number,
Supply us from thy store;
Dear Saviour, richly bless us,
Baptise us more and more.

Refrain:
Lord, hear us while we pray!
Lord, hear us while we pray!
Now thy Spirit give, let the dying live,
And bless us here today.

2 We offer thee this temple,
With power, Lord, enter in
And teach us when we worship
Or wage the war with sin.
O may the sinner find thee
Within these hallowed walls,
Here may young, eager spirits
Obey when Jesus calls!

3 Give courage for the battle,
Give strength thy foes to slay;
Give light to cheer the darkness,
Give grace from day to day;
Give rest amidst life’s conflict,
Give peace when lions roar;
Give faith to fight with patience
Till fighting days are o’er.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #575

Author: John Lawley

Born: December 31, 1859, Foulden, Norfolk, England. Died: September 9, 1922, Watford, Hertfordshire, England. At his memorial service, Salvation Army General Bramwell Booth said, "He sang his way through this life and he will sing his way through Eternity." Buried: Abney Park Cemetery, London, England. Son of farm worker John Lawley, young John worked on farms until his family moved to Bradford, where he became an "engine-lad." He came to a Christ at a meeting in Pullan’s Theater in Bradford, and a few months later became a Christian Missions evangelist. He wrote his first Gospel song in 1878 while serving at Jarrow-on-Tyne. He went on to work at Salvation Army (SA) corps and divisions, with SA founder William Booth for over 20… Go to person page >

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First Line: Give us a day of wonders
Author: John Lawley
Refrain First Line: Lord, hear us while we pray

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