Eternal God, Whose Power Upholds   2 comments


Above:  A Globe

Image Source = Christian Fischer


Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1966), of The Methodist Church (1939-1968) and The United Methodist Church (1968-)

Words (1929) by Henry Hallam Tweedy (1868-1953), U.S. Congregationalist Minister, Liturgist, and Hymn Writer


1.  Eternal God, whose power upholds

Both flower and flaming star,

To whom there is no here nor there,

No time, no near nor far,

No alien race, no foreign shore,

No child unsought, unknown:

O send us forth, thy prophets true,

To make all lands thine own!

2.  O God of love, whose spirit wakes

In every human breast,

Whom love, and love alone can know

In whom all hearts find rest;

Help us to spread thy gracious reign

Till greed and hate shall cease,

And kindness dwell in human hearts,

And all the earth find peace!

3.  O God of truth, whom science seeks

And reverent souls adore,

Who lightest every earnest mind

Of every clime and shore;

Dispel the gloom of error’s night,

Of ignorance and fear,

Until true wisdom from above

Shall make life’s pathway clear!

4.  O God of beauty, oft revealed

In dreams of human art,

In speech that flows to melody,

In holiness of heart:

Teach us to ban all ugliness

That blinds our eyes to thee,

Till all shall know the loveliness

Of lives made fair and free.

5.  O God of righteousness and grace,

Seen in the Christ, thy Son,

Whose life and death reveal thy face,

By whom thy will was done:

Inspire thy heralds of good news

To live thy life divine,

Till Christ is formed in all mankind

And every land is thine!

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