Songs & Hymns

Lord of all Hopefulness

(General, Sending out)
This hymn is sung to a traditional Irish tune called Slane. 'Lord of all hopefulness' asks for God to be with us through the day from morning to evening and shows Christ almost as a member of our families, with us in all the things that we do.

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Lord of all hopefulness,
Lord of all joy,
Whose trust, ever child-like,
No cares could destroy,
Be there at our waking,
And give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord,
At the break of the day.

Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
Whose strong hands were skilled
At the plane and the lathe,
Be there at our labours,
And give us, we pray,
Your strength in our hearts, Lord,
At the noon of the day.

Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
Your hands swift to welcome,
Your arms to embrace,
Be there at our homing,
And give us, we pray,
Your love in our hearts, Lord,
At the eve of the day.

Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
Whose voice is contentment,
Whose presence is balm,
Be there at our sleeping,
And give us, we pray,
Your peace in our hearts, Lord,
At the end of the day.

 

 

Words and Music: © 1931, 1982 Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP. This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song Nos. 2788717 (words only) and 1419974 (music only). Please include every item you copy in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions.

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