Title: Earth's Scattered Isles and Contoured Hills
Composer: Walter Pelz, 1977 Adapt. W. Thomas Jones, 1980
Author: Para. Jeffrey Rowthorn, 1974
Scripture: Psalm 97
Theme: Christ the King/Ascension
1. Earth's scattered isles and contoured hills Which part the seas and mold the land, And vistas newly seen from space That show a world awesome and grand, All wondrously unite to sing: Take heart, take hope, the Lord is King! 2. God's judgment passed on social ills That thwart awhile divine intent, The flagging dreams of weary folk Whose brave new world lies torn and rent, In painful form their message bring: Take heart, take hope, the Lord is King! 3. The constant care which Israel knew Alike in faith and faithlessness, The subtle providence which guides A pilgrim church through change and stress, Inspire us gratefully to sing: Take heart, take hope, the Lord is King! 4. The light which shines through noble acts, The quest for truth dispelling lies, The grace of Christ renewed in us So love lives on and discord dies, All blend their song, good news to bring: Take heart, take hope, the Lord is King!