I thank thee, Lord, for strength of arm

I thank thee, Lord, for strength of arm

Author: Robert Davis (1908)
Tune: O JESU
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 We thank you, Lord, for strength of arm
To win our bread,
And that, beyond our need, is meat
For friends unfed:
We thank you much for bread to live;
We thank you more for bread to give.

2 We thank you, Lord, for sheltered home
In cold and storm,
And that, beyond our need, is room
For friends forlorn:
We thank you much for place to rest,
But more for shelter for our guest.

3 We thank you, Lord, for lavish love
On us bestowed,
Enough to share with loveless folk
To ease their load:
Your love to us we ill could spare,
Yet dearer is your love we share.

Amen.

Source: The Worshipbook: Services and Hymns #629

Author: Robert Davis

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First Line: I thank thee, Lord, for strength of arm
Author: Robert Davis (1908)

Tune

O JESU

O JESU first appeared in an organ collection, Sammlung alter und neuer Melodien evangelischen Lieder (1747), compiled by Johann B. Reimann for use with texts found in the Hirschberger evangelischen Gesangbuch (1741). Often attributed to Reimann, the tune was set to "O Jesu, warum legst du mir so vie…

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