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God of Our Life, Through All the Circling Years

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1 God of our life, through all the circling years,
we trust in you;
in all the past, through all our hopes and fears,
your hand we view.
With each new day, when morning lifts the veil,
we own your mercies, Lord, which never fail.

2 God of the past, our times are in your hand;
with us abide.
Lead us by faith, to hope's true Promised Land;
be now our guide.
With you to bless, the darkness shines as light,
and faith's fair vision changes into sight.

3 God of the coming years, thro' paths unknown
we follow you;
when we are strong, Lord, leave us not alone;
our faith renew.
Be now for us in life our daily bread,
our heart's true home when all our years have sped.

Source: Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #147

Author: Hugh Thomson Kerr

Hugh Thomson Kerr (1872-1950) Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1872, Elo­ra, Ca­na­da. Died: June 27, 1950, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Home­wood Cem­e­te­ry, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. Kerr at­tend­ed the Un­i­ver­si­ty of To­ron­to and West­ern The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. Or­dained a Pres­by­ter­i­an min­is­ter, he pas­tored in Kan­sas and Il­li­nois, and at the Sha­dy­side Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, Pitts­burgh (1913-1946). A pi­o­neer in re­li­gious broad­cast­ing, his 1922 Christ­mas Day ser­mon was broad­cast to the North and South Poles by ra­dio sta­tion KDKA. He served as Mod­er­a­tor of the Gen­er­al As­sem­bly of the Pres… Go to person page >

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Hugh Thomson Kerr wrote this hymn in 1916 for the 50th anniversary of Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.

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Chalice Hymnal #713

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Glory to God #686

Hymnal #486

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Hymns of Promise #147

Hymns of Truth & Light #83

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Lift Up Your Hearts #404

Praise y Adoración #224a

Presbyterian Hymnal #275

Rejoice in the Lord #58

Rejoice in the Lord #59

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Sing Joyfully #614

The Covenant Hymnal #77

The Covenant Hymnal #789

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The Cyber Hymnal #1943

The New Century Hymnal #366

The Worshiping Church #370

Worship and Rejoice #409

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #325

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