Lord God of hosts, whose mighty hand

Lord God of hosts, whose mighty hand

Author: John Oxenham (1915)
Published in 20 hymnals

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1 Lord God of hosts, whose mighty hand
Dominion holds on sea and land,
In peace and war thy will we see
Shaping the larger liberty;
Nations may rise and nations fall,
Thy changeless purpose rules them all.

2 For those who weak and broken lie
In weariness and agony,
Great Healer, to their beds of pain
Come, touch, and make them whole again.
O hear a people's prayers, and bless
Thy servants in their hour of stress. A-men.

3 For those to whom the call shall come,
We pray thy tender welcome home;
The toil, the bitterness, all past,
We trust them to thy love at last.
O hear a people's prayers for all
Who, nobly striving, nobly fall.

4 For those who minister and heal,
And spend themselves, their skill, their zeal;
Renew their hearts with Christ-like faith,
And guard them from disease and death;
And in thine own good time, Lord, send
Thy peace on earth till time shall end.

Amen.

Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #359a

Author: John Oxenham

John Oxenham is a pseudonym for William Arthur Dunkerley, and is used as the name authority by the Library of Congress.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord God of hosts, whose mighty hand
Author: John Oxenham (1915)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English

Tune

LEST WE FORGET


VATER UNSER

Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…

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ST. JEROME


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