September 26 – Hymn Lyrics

Hymn:  Holy, holy, holy                      #299

  1. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty!
    Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
    Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
    God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
  1. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
    casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea,
    cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
    who wert and art and evermore shalt be.
  2. Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide thee,
    though our eyes in sinfulness thy glory may not see
    only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
    perfect in power, in love and purity.
  3. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty!
    All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.
    Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,
    God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.

Hymn:  Lord of all power                     #626

  1. Lord of all power, I give you my will,
    in joyful obedience your tasks to fulfil.
    Your bondage is freedom, your service is song,
    and, held in your keeping, my weakness is strong.
  2. Lord of all wisdom, I give you my mind,
    rich truth that surpasses our knowledge to find.
    What eye has not seen and what ear has not heard
    is taught by your Spirit and shines from your word.
  3. Lord of all bounty, I give you my heart;
    I praise and adore you for all you impart:
    your love to inspire me, your counsel to guide,
    your presence to cheer me, whatever betide.
  4. Lord of all being, I give you my all.
    If e’er I disown you, I stumble and fall;
    but, sworn in glad service your word to obey,
    I walk in your freedom to the end of the way.

Hymn: God of grace and God of glory      #490

God of grace and God of glory, On thy people pour thy power,
Crown thine ancient church’s story;
Bring its 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!
From the fears that long have bound us
Free our hearts to love 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,
Pledged to set all captives free.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
That we fail not them nor thee, That we fail not them 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.