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O master of the waking world

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1 O Master of the waking world,
Who hast the nations in Thy heart—
The heart that bled and broke to send
God’s love to earth’s remotest part—
Show us anew in Calvary
The wondrous power that makes men free.

2 On every side the walls are down,
The gates swing wide to every land.
The restless tribes and races feel
The pressure of Thy pierced hand.
Thy way is in the sea and air,
Thy world is open everywhere.

3 We hear the throb of surging life,
The clank of chains, the curse of greed,
The moan of pain, the futile cries
Of superstition’s cruel creed.
The peoples hunger for Thee, Lord,
The isles are waiting for Thy Word.

4 Thy witness in the souls of men,
Thy Spirit’s ceaseless, brooding power,
In lands where shadows hide the light,
Await a new creative hour.
O mighty God, set us aflame
To show the glory of Thy name.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #409

Author: Frank Mason North

North, Frank Mason, D.D., b. at New York, Dec. 3, 1850, graduated at Wesleyan University 1872, and entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church 1872. In 1892 he became Correspondence Secretary of the New York City Church Extension and Missionary Society, and is now (1905) editor of The Christian City. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Jesus, the calm that fills my breast. [Peace.] In The Plymouth Hymnal,1894; Sursum Corda, 1898; The Methodist Hymnal, 1905, &c. 2. When cross the crowded ways of life. [City Missions.] In The Methodist Hymnal, 1905. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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MELITA (Dykes)

The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant. The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…

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