September 19 – Hymn Lyrics

Hymn Lyrics

 Hymn:  Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You...#410

Joyful, joyful we adore you,
God of glory, Lord of love.
Hearts unfold like flowers before you,
Opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day!

All your works with joy surround you;
Earth and heaven reflect your rays;
Stars and angels sing around you,
Centre of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Singing bird and flowing fountain,
Join to praise you joyfully.

You are giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blessed;
Well-spring of the joy of living,
Ocean depth of happy rest.
God Creator, Christ our Saviour
All are yours who live in love.
Teach us how to love our neighbor;
Lift us to your joy above.

Morning stars, awake the chorus;
Mortals, join with every part,
For what joy is set before us
As Christ’s love joins heart to heart!
Ever singing, march we onward,
Victors in the midst of strife;
Joyful music leads us Sunward
In the triumph song of life.

 

Hymn:  Be Thou My Vision…………….#461

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, and I thy true son
Thou in me dwelling and I with thee one

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise
Thou mine inheritance, now and always
Thou and thou only first in my heart
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art

High King of heaven, my victory won
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all.

 

Hymn:  Make Me a Channel of Your Peace..#740

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 is doubt true faith in You

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is 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
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
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
It is in giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we are born to eternal life

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.