God of Our Life, Through All the Circling Years

Full Text

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 >


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



You have access to this FlexScore.
General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ
This is a preview of your FlexScore.
The Cyber Hymnal #1943
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 18 of 18)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #713
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #686Text InfoFlexscoreAudio
Hymnal: A Worship Book #486
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #147TextPage Scan
Hymns of Truth & Light #83
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #404FlexscorePage Scan
Praise y Adoración: a bilingual hymnal : un himnario bilingüe #224a
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #275
Rejoice in the Lord #58
Rejoice in the Lord #59
Sing Joyfully #614Page Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #77
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #789
The Cyber Hymnal #1943ScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #366
The Worshiping Church #370
Worship and Rejoice #409
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #325
Include 30 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us