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January 01, 2006

264R Thou Gracious Power

Lyrics: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1869), L.M.
Tune: HERR, LENKE UNSERN SINN EMPOR, Johann Heinrich Egli (1790)
Hymns of the Spirit Two calls this ES KAM DIE GNADENVOLLE


1. Thou gra-cious Power, whose mer-cy lends
the light of home, the smile of friends,
our gath-ered flock thine arms en-fold
as thou didst keep thy folk of old.

2. Wilt thou not hear us while we raise,
in sweet ac-cord of sol-emn praise,
the voi-ces that have ming-led long
in joy-ous flow of mirth and song?

3. For all the bless-ings Life has brought,
for all its sor-rowing hours have taught,
for all we mourn, for all we keep,
the hands we clasp, the loved that sleep.

4. The noon-tide sun-shine of the past,
these brief, bright mo-ments fad-ing fast,
the stars that gild our ram-bling years,
the twi-light ray from hol-ier spheres.

5. We thank thee, Friend; O let thy grace
our nar-rowing cir-cles still em-brace,
thy mer-cy shed its heaven-ly store,
thy peace be with us ev-er-more. A-men

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Posted by rehurst at January 1, 2006 01:34 AM


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