God of Love and God of Power

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4 God of love and God of power,
make us worthy of this hour;
offering lives if it's thy will,
keeping free our spirits still.
God of love and power,
thou hast called us for this hour.

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4 "Wisdom, honor, power, and blessing!"
with angelic host we cry;
round thy throne, thy name confessing,
Lord, we would to thee draw nigh.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glory be to God on high!


Source: The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #338

Author: Gerald H. Kennedy

Born: August 30, 1907, Benzonia, Michigan. Died: February 17, 1980, Laguna Hills, California. Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. Kennedy attended the College of the Pacific, the Pacific School of Religion, and Hartford Theological Seminary. He became an Methodist pastor in 1932, serving at the First Congregational Church in Collinsville, Connecticut, until 1936. He then ministered at churches in California and Nebraska. He became a Methodist bishop in 1948, serving in Portland, Oregon. In 1964, he worked on the texts subcommittee for the Methodist Hymnal. He wrote 17 books, and, in 1954, gave the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale University. --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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First Line: God or love and God of power
Title: God of Love and God of Power
Author: Gerald H. Kennedy (ca. 1939)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English

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