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With countless gifts of
2 Oh, may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us, With ever joyful hearts
And blessèd peace to cheer us; And keep us in His grace,
And guide us when perplexed, And free us from all ills
In this world and the next.
3 All praise and thanks to God,
The Father, now be given,
With them in highest heaven,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
M. Rinkart, 1644 Tr. C. Winkworth, 1858
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For the love which from our birth
Christ, our God, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grate-ful praise.
2 For the wonder of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Sun and moon, and stars of light,
4 For Thy Church, that evermore
Lifteth holy hands above,
sacrifice of love : Christ our God, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.
3 For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child, Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild : Christ our God, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.
5 For Thyself, best Gift Divine !
To our race so freely given,
Peace on earth and joy in heaven;
F. S. Pierpoint, 1864
1. O PER-FECT Love, all
human tho't transcending. Low-ly we kneel in pray'r be-fore Thy throne,
That theirs may be the love which knows no ending, Whom Thou for overmore dost join in one.
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2 Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;
Grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife,
Dorothy F. Blomfield, 1883
Here in earth's home preparing
For the bright home above,
J. S. B. Monsell, 1862
The Geneva Psalter, 1543 (L. Bourgeois)
of the proph - ets!
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claim but once; Make each a
no- bler, stronger than
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2 Anoint them prophets! Make their ears attent
To Thy divinest speech; their hearts awake To human need; their lips make eloquent
To assure the right, and every evil break.
For pardon, and for charity and peace!
Into the dear Christ's life of sacrifice !
Anoint them with the spirit of Thy Son!
Theirs, by sweet love, for Christ a kingdom won! 5 Make them apostles! Heralds of Thy cross;
Forth may they go to tell all realms Thy grace ; Inspired of Thee, may they count all but loss,
And stand at last with joy before Thy face. 6 O mighty age of prophet-kings, return!
O truth, O faith, enrich our urgent time!