Number: 529
Title: Lord of the Living
Composer: Harm. David Evans, 1927
Author: Fred Kaan (b. 1929)Paris Antiphoner, 1681
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances

1.  Lord of the living, in Your name assembled
    We join to thank You for the life remembered.
    O God, have mercy, to Your children giving
    Hope in believing.

2.  Help us to treasure all that will remind us
    Of the enrichment in the days behind us.
    Your love has set us in the generations,
    God of creation.

3.  May we, whenever tempted to dejection,
    Strongly recapture thoughts of resurrection.
    You gave us Jesus to defeat our sadness
    With Easter gladness.

4.  Lord, You can lift us from the grave of sorrow
    Into the presence of Your own tomorrow;
    Give to Your people for the day's affliction
    Your benediction.