1 Your love, O God, has all the world created,
And led your people to this present hour;
In Christ we see life's glory consummated;
Your Spirit manifests his living pow'r.
2 We bring you, Lord, in fervent intercession
The children of your world-wide family;
With contrite hearts we offer our confession,
For we have sinned against your charity.
3 From out the darkness of our hope's frustration,
From all the broken idols of our pride,
We turn to seek your truth's illumination,
And find your mercy waiting at our side.
4 In pity look upon your children's striving
In daily struggles to be understood,
Till at the fullness of your truth arriving,
We find in Christ the crown of ev'ry good.
5 Inspire your church, mid earth's discordant voices,
To preach the gospel of its Lord above,
Until the day this warring world rejoices
To hearthe mighty harmonies of love.
Source: Gather Comprehensive #713
|First Line:||Thy love, O God, has all mankind created|
|Author:||Albert F. Bayly (alt.)|