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, through 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: The Worshipbook: Services and Hymns #395

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.



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