Great God of All, We Sing Your Praise

Great God of all, we sing your praise

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2000)
Tune: FRIENDS
Published in 1 hymnal

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Great God of all, we sing your praise
in different words, in different ways,
yet we are one, formed by your hand,
and called to live by your command.

You freely bless us from our birth
with all the treasures of the earth.
Make us wise stewards; help us share
these gifts entrusted to our care.

In times of trouble, times of grief,
in times of doubt and unbelief,
you walk with us, a loyal friend.
Make us as faithful to the end.

When we seek vengeance for a wrong,
you fill our hearts with mercy's song.
We yield to you our selfish pride.
Let justice reign and love abide.

Great God of all, with thankful hearts
for all the blessings you impart,
we sing your praise, our voices one,
from dawn of day to setting sun.


Source: The Song Lingers On: new hymns for our journey of faith #2

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great God of all, we sing your praise
Title: Great God of All, We Sing Your Praise
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2000)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: The Song Lingers On
Notes: For Thanksgiving worship in interfaith settings

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