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Behold Us, Lord, a Little Space   1 comment

Above:  Church of the Good Shepherd, Covington, Georgia, August 28, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Words by John Ellerton (1826-1893), a priest of The Church of England

Hymn Source = Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970), of the American Baptist Convention and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


1.  Behold us, Lord, a little space

From daily tasks set free,

And meet within thy holy place

To rest awhile with thee.

2.  Around us rolls the ceaseless tide

Of business, toil, and care,

And scarcely can we turn aside

For one brief hour of prayer.

3.  Yet these are not the only walls

Wherein thou mayst be sought:

On homeliest work thy blessing falls,

In truth and patience wrought.

4.  Thine are the loom, the forge, the mart,

The wealth of land and sea,

The worlds of science and of art,

Revealed and ruled by thee.

5.  Work shall be prayer, if all be wrought

As thou wouldst have it done;

And prayer, by thee inspired and taught,

Itself with work be one.