Title: God of Grace and God of Glory
Composer: John Hughes, 1907
Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1930
Theme: Church: Anniversaries;Church: Anniversaries;Confession;Courage;Discipleship and Service;Funerals and Memorial Services;Mission and Outreach;Opening Hymns;Service Music: Prayer Responses;Social Concerns;The Nature of the Church: Called to God's Mission
1 God of grace and God of glory, on the people pour thy power; crown thine ancient church's story, bring her bud to glorious flower. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour, for the facing of this hour. 2 Lo! the hosts of evil round us scorn thy Christ, assail his ways! Fears and doubts too long have bound us; free our hearts to work and praise. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days, for the living of these days. 3 Cure thy children's warring madness, bend our pride to thy control; shame our wanton, selfish gladness, rich in things and poor in soul. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, lest we miss thy kingdom's goal, lest we miss thy kingdom's goal. 4 Save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore; let the search for thy salvation be our glory evermore. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, serving thee whom we adore, serving thee whom we adore.