O love supreme, for ever near

O love supreme, for ever near

Author: F. T. Read
Tune: REST (Stainer)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O Love Supreme, for ever near
In Christ our brother working man,
We pray Thee in our midst appear
And help us as we toil and plan;
O wonderful that Thou shouldst be
The Carpenter of Galilee!

2 Great Brother, here with us abide,
Thyself the pattern all men need;
Thy hand to check, Thine eye to guide,
Thy will our wayward wills to lead;
Our Healer when we disagree;
The Carpenter of Galilee.

3 In truest union may we be
Bound by a common Christ-like good,
In temperance, honour, purity,
And self-forgetful brotherhood;
Our rules, the Gospel precepts free
The Carpenter's of Galilee.

4 Whene'er our zeal is burning low,
When right is hard, and easy wrong;
When we despair at progress slow,
And the old sins are pulling strong,
Then for fresh strength we turn to Thee,
The Carpenter of Galilee.

5 Go forth with us, Thou wondrous Guest,
We need Thee in the shop, the home;
Thy presence will our steps arrest
When we shall tempted be to roam;
And men in us Thyself shall see,
The Carpenter of Galilee.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #371

Author: F. T. Read

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