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Lord of the Living

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1 Lord of the living, in Your name assembled
We join to thank You for the life remembered.
O God, have mercy, to Your children giving
Hope in believing.

2 Help us to treasure all that will remind us
Of the enrichment in the days behind us.
Your love has set us in the generations,
God of creation.

3 May we, whenever tempted to dejection,
Strongly recapture thoughts of resurrection.
You gave us Jesus to defeat our sadness
With Easter gladness.

4 Lord, You can lift us from the grave of sorrow
Into the presence of Your own tomorrow;
Give to Your people for the day's affliction
Your benediction.

Author: Fred Kaan

Fred Kaan Hymn writer. His hymns include both original work and translations. He sought to address issues of peace and justice. He was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands in July 1929. He was baptised in St Bavo Cathedral but his family did not attend church regularly. He lived through the Nazi occupation, saw three of his grandparents die of starvation, and witnessed his parents deep involvement in the resistance movement. They took in a number of refugees. He became a pacifist and began attending church in his teens. Having become interested in British Congregationalism (later to become the United Reformed Church) through a friendship, he was attended Western College in Bristol. He was ordained in 1955 at the Windsor Road Congregation… Go to person page >

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Catholic Book of Worship III #686

Hymns and Psalms #654

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Moravian Book of Worship #812

The Covenant Hymnal #753

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #529

Together in Song #637

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Voices United #492

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Worship (3rd ed.) #739

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Worship and Rejoice #524

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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