Number: 152
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

Lyrics:
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!