"Lord of the Church"
hymn text by Timothy Dudley-Smith. This week, some of you in the U.S. A. may
be observing the National Day of Prayer, on May 1. Perhaps these lines can
help us focus our thoughts as we pray for God's blessing on our country and
cities, communities and schools, churches and families. This hymn can be sung
to the tune LONDONDERRY AIR (Danny Boy), but you have to put three notes on
the word "serve" in the last line.
LORD OF THE CHURCH
Lord of the church, we seek a Father's blessing,
A true repentance and a faith restored,
A swift obedience and a new possessing,
Filled with the Holy Spirit of the Lord!
We turn to Christ from all our restless striving,
Unnumbered voices with a single prayer-
The living water for our soul's reviving,
In Christ to live, and love and serve and care.
-Timothy Dudley-Smith, from "Lord of the Church, We Pray for Our Renewing"
(verse 2), 1976, as found in THE WORSHIPING CHURCH, Hope Publishing Company,
© 1991 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188.
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Have a great week,