1 Lord of all love, all life, and death,
giver of time and place and breath,
hear us, as now we bring our loss
into the presence of your cross.
2 Sing us the songs we cannot sing,
pardon the praise we cannot bring,
speak all the words we cannot say,
pray for us, Lord, we humbly pray.
3 That darkest mystery is here,
sorrow and pity, anger, fear;
conquer once more, dear Lord, death's sting,
faith, trust, and consolation bring.
4 Though precious dust return to dust,
in your good purpose we shall trust,
content to place within your care
the one we love and grieve for here.
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Author: Colin Gibson
Colin Gibson (b. 1933) was born in Dunedin, the south island of New Zealand. He has been writing hymn texts and hymn settings for over 20 years. His works have been published and performed in Africa, the United States, Asia and Australasia, Great Britain and Europe. He is organist and director of the Mornington Methodist Choir, Dunedin, New Zealand, a lay preacher, and retired in 1999 as Head of the Department and Donald Collie Professor of English at the University of Otago where he currently heads the Department of Theatre Studies and continues to lecture on English Literature as Emeritus Professor. He has conducted numerous hymn workshops in New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain, and has been co-editor of a number of hymn collections.… Go to person page >
Display Title: Lord of All LoveFirst Line: Lord of all love, all life, and deathTune Title: HARMONYAuthor: Colin GibsonDate: 1996Subject: The Church at Worship | Funeral; Funerals and Memorial Services | ; Jesus Christ | Lord of Life; Manna, Bread of Life |