O Lord, our strength in weaknessAuthor: Christopher Wordsworth (1881)
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1 O Lord, our strength in weakness,
We pray to Thee for grace;
For pow'r to fight the battle,
For speed to run the race;
When Thy baptismal waters
Were poured upon our brow,
We then were made Thy children,
And pledged our earliest vow.
2 We then were sealed and hallowed
By Thy life-giving Word,
Were made the Spirit's temples,
And members of the Lord;
With His own blood He bought us,
And made the purchase sure;
His are we: may He keep us
Forever chaste and pure.
3 Conformed to His own likeness
May we so live and die,
That in the grave our bodies
In holy peace may lie,
And at the resurrection
Forth from those graves may spring
Like to the glorious body
Of Christ, our Lord and King.
4 The pure in heart are blessèd,
For they shall see the Lord
Forever and forever
By Seraphim adored;
And they shall drink the pleasures,
Such as no tongue can tell,
From heaven' crystal river,
And life's eternal well.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #258
O Lord, our Strength in weakness. Bishop C. Wordsworth of Lincoln. [For a Girls' Friendly Society.] Written in 1881 for The Lincoln Diocesan Manual of the Girls' Friendly Society, and first printed therein, 1881, in 6 stanzas of 8 lines (Lincoln: Williamson). It is an admirable lyric on Temperance, and is one of the most beautiful of Bishop Wordsworth's hymns.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #5141||O Lord, Our Strength in Weakness||O Lord, our strength in weakness||STOKE||Christopher Wordsworth||76.76 D||<cite>The Lincoln Diocesan Manual of the Girls' Friendly Society/<cite>, 1881|