Number: 427
Title: Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service
Composer: alt.Welsh melody
Author: Albert F. Bayly, 1961;
Scripture: Amos 5:23-24 Romans 12
Theme: Church

1.  Lord, whose love through humble service
    Bore the weight of human need,
    Who upon the cross, forsaken,
    Offered mercy's perfect deed,
    We, Your servants, bring the worship
    Not of voice alone, but heart,
    Consecrating to Your purpose
    Every gift that You impart.

2.  Still Your children wander homeless;
    Still the hungry cry for bread;
    Still the captives long for freedom;
    Still in grief we mourn our dead.
    As, O Lord, Your deep compassion
    Healed the sick and freed the soul,
    Use the love Your Spirit kindles
    Still to save and make us whole.

3.  As we worship, grant us vision,
    Till Your love's revealing light,
    In its height and depth and greatness,
    Dawns upon our quickened sight,
    Making known the needs and burdens
    Your compassion bids us bear,
    Stirring us to tireless striving,
    Your abundant life to share.

4.  Called from worship to Your service,
    Forth in Your dear name we go,
    To the child, the youth, the aged,
    Love in living deeds to show;
    Hope and health, goodwill and comfort,
    Counsel, aid, and peace we give,
    That Your servants, Lord, in freedom
    May Your mercy know and live.