God everlasting, at your word
the hills in splendor rise;
they overshadow human life
whose glory swiftly dies.
Our days like dreams come to an end,
our story soon is told,
when strength is spent, and beauty fades,
and bodies have grown old.
Teach us, good Lord, to count our days,
to cherish every hour,
to seek your will, to do your work,
and trust your mighty power.
Lord, at your hand we have received
the cup of joy and pain;
pour out the fullness of your grace
and we shall sing again!
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Paraphraser: David Mowbray
David Mowbray (b. 1938) was born in Wallington, Surrey, England. He attended Dulwich College, Fitzwilliam, Cambridge where he read English. He gained an MA at Trinity in Bristol and a BD at London (External). Ordained in the Church of England, he was a curate at St. Giles in Northampton and at St. Mary's in Walford. Appointed Vicar of Broxborne, Herts in 1970 in 1984, he became Vicar of All Saints, Hertfordshire. In 1991 he became Vicar of St. Matthew's Darley Abbey, Derby, where he serves to this day. He has been writing hymns since 1977 and most of his texts are represented by Jubilate Hymns. Three of his hymn texts have been included in Hope's new hymnal Worship & Rejoice (2001).
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ST. MAGNUS first appeared in Henry Playford's Divine Companion (1707 ed.) as an anonymous tune with soprano and bass parts. The tune was later credited to Jeremiah Clark (b. London, England, c. 1670; d. London, 1707), who was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of James II in…
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Display Title: Psalm 90: God EverlastingFirst Line: God everlasting, at your word the hills in splendor riseTune Title: ST. MAGNUSAuthor: David Mowbray, b. 1938Meter: CMScripture: Psalm 90Date: 2002Subject: Intercessory Prayers |