0

Gracious Spirit Dwell with Me

Gracious Spirit Dwell with Me

Gracious Spirit dwell with me;
I myself would gracious be;
And with words that help and heal,
would Thy life in mine reveal
And with action bold and meek
would for Christ my Savior speak.

Truthful Spirit, dwell with me;
I myself would truthful be;
And with wisdom kind and clear,
let Thy life in mine appear
And with actions brotherly
speak my Lord’s sincerity.

Holy Spirit, dwell with me;
I myself would holy be
Separate from sin I would choose
and cherish all things good
And whatever I can be given to Him
who gave me Thee!  Amen.

 

 

0

God So Loved the World-uccpako

God so loved the world;
God so loved the world,
That he gave his only begotten Son,
That whoso believeth, believeth in Him.
Should not perish, Should not perish
But have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world
To condemn the world
God sent not his Son into the world
To condemn the world
But that the world through him might be saved.

            (repeat *)

Everlasting life, everlasting,  everlasting life.
God so loved the world,
God so loved the world.
God so loved the world.

 

0

God of Our Life

God of Our Life

God of our life, through all the circling years, we trust in Thee;
In all the past, through all our hopes and fears, Thy hand we see.
With each new day, when morning lifts the veil,
We own Thy mercies, Lord, which never fail.

God of the past, our times are in Thy hand; with us abide.
Lead us by faith to hope’s true promised land; be Thou our guide
With Thee to bless, the darkness shines as light,
And faith’s fair vision changes into sight.

God of the coming years, through paths unknown we follow Thee;
When we are strong, Lord leave us not alone; our refuge be.
Be Thou for us in life our Daily Bread,
Our heart’s true home when all our years have sped.  Amen.

 

0

God of Grace and God of Glory

God of Grace and God of Glory

God of grace and God of glory,
on Thy people, pour Thy power;
Crown Thine ancient Church’s story;
bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage
for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

Lo! The hosts of evil round us
scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!
Fears and doubts too long have bound us;
free our hearts to work and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the living of these days,
for the living of these days.

Cure thy children’s warring madness,
bend our pride to thy control;
Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal,
lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal.

Set our feet on lofty places;
gird our lives that they may be,
Armored with all Christ-like graces,
in the fight to set men free.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
that we fail not man nor Thee,
that we fail not man nor Thee!

Save us from weak resignation
to the evils we deplore;
Let the search for thy salvation
be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving thee whom we adore,
serving thee whom we adore.

0

Go Make Disciples-uccpako

Go make of all disciples,
we hear the call, call o Lord
That comes from thee, our Father,
in Thy eternal Word.

Inspire our ways of learning
through earnest, fervent prayer,

And let our daily living reveal
Thee everywhere.

“Go make of all disciples”,
baptizing in the name

Of Father, Son, and Spirit
from age to age the same

We call each new disciples
to follow thee, o Lord,

Redeeming soul and body
by water and the Word.

“Go make of all disciples”,
we at thy feet would stay

Until its life’s vocation
accents thy holy way

We cultivate the nature
God plants in every heart,

Revealing in our witness
the master and the Word.

“Go make of all disciples”,
we welcome thy command

“Lo, I am with you always”,
we make thy guiding hand.

The task looms large before us;
we follow without fear.

In heaven and earth thy power
shall bring God’s kingdom here.  Amen