Lord, Save Thy World   1 comment

Above:  Earthrise, Apollo 8 (1968)

Image in the Public Domain

Text by Albert F. Bayly (1901-1984)

Hymn Source = The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada (1971)

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Lord, save thy world:  in bitter need

thy children lift their cry to thee;

we wait thy liberating deed

to signal hope and set us free.

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Lord, save thy world:  our souls are bound

in iron chains of fear and pride;

high walls of ignorance around

our faces from each other hide.

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Lord, save thy world:  we strive in vain

to save ourselves without thine aid;

what skill and science slowly gain

is soon to evil ends betrayed.

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Lord, save thy world:  but thou hast sent

the Saviour whom we sorely need;

for us his tears and blood were spent,

that from our bonds we might be freed.

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Then save us now, by Jesus’ power,

and use the lives thy love sets free

to bring at last the glorious hour

when all men find thy liberty.

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