Hymns 4/5

A Selection of Frequently Requested Hymns


16. Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,

whose trust ever child like, no cares could destroy,

be there at our waking, and give us we pray,

your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.



Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,

whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,

be there at our labours, and give us we pray

your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.



Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,

your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,

be there at our homing, and give us we pray,

your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.



Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,

whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,

be there at our sleeping, and give us we pray,

your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.



17. Morning has broken

like the first morning;

blackbird has spoken

like the first bird.

Praise for the singing!

Praise for the morning!

Praise for them, springing

fresh from the Word!



Sweet the rain's new fall

sunlit from heaven,

like the first dewfall

on the first grass.

Praise for the sweetness

of the wet garden,

sprung in completeness

where His feet pass.



Mine is the sunlight!

Mine is the morning

born of the one light

Eden saw play!

Praise with elation,

praise every morning,

God's re-creation

of the new day!



18. Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there is hatred let me bring your love;

Where there is injury, your pardon Lord;

And where there's doubt, true faith in you.

Oh Master grant that I may never seek

so much to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved, as to love with all my soul.



Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there's despair in life let me bring hope;

Where there is darkness, only light;

And where there's sadness, ever joy

Oh Master grant that I may never seek…



Make me a channel of your peace.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

In giving to all men that we receive;

And in dying that we're born to eternal life.



19. O Jesus I have promised

To serve thee to the end;

Be thou for ever near me,

My Master and my Friend:

I shall not fear the battle

If thou art by my side,

Nor wander from the pathway

If thou wilt be my guide.



O let me feel thee near me:

The world is ever near;

I see the sights that dazzle,

The tempting sounds I hear;

My foes are ever near me,

Around me and within;

But, Jesus, draw thou nearer,

And shield my soul from sin.



O let me hear thee speaking

In accents clear and still,

Above the storms of passion,

The murmurs of self will;

O speak to reassure me,

To hasten or control;

O speak, and make me listen,

Thou guardian of my soul.



O Jesus thou hast promised

To all who follow thee,

That where thou art in glory

There shall thy servant be;

And, Jesus, I have promised

To serve thee to the end:

O give me grace to follow,

My Master and my Friend.



O let me see thy footmarks,

And in them plant mine own;

My hope to follow duly

Is in thy strength alone:

O guide me, call me, draw me,

Uphold me to the end;

And then in heaven receive me,

My Saviour and my Friend.



20. O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder

consider all the works Thy hand hath made,

I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,

the power throughout the universe displayed;

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee

how great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

how great Thou art, how great Thou art!



When through the woods and forest glades I wander

and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,

and hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze;

Then sings my soul....



And when I think that God His Son not sparing,

sent Him to die - I scarce can take it in,

that on the cross my burden gladly bearing,

He bled and died to take away my sin:

Then sings my soul....



When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

and take me home - what joy shall fill my heart!

Then shall I bow in humble adoration

and there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul....

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