1 Lord, we hear your word with gladness:
you have spoken —- we rejoice:
words of love and life and freedom —-
help us make their truth our choice!
Now in holy celebration
for your Word we worship you;
spoken, written, known in Jesus,
ours today to prove anew.
2 May we hear with understanding,
by your Spirit taught and led;
may the springs of all our being
by your living Word be fed;
may our hearts accept with meekness
all the grace your light makes known;
may obedience mark our footsteps
till we make each word our own!
3 You have spoken; yours the fullness,
ours the wealth of this your Word:
debtors, then as living letters
we must make your gospel heard!
By your Spirit’s power transform us;
shed your saving light abroad
till our lives by love in action
show our world the truth of God!
|First Line:||Lord, we hear your word with gladness|
|Title:||Lord, We Hear Your Word with Gladness|
|Author:||Margaret Clarkson (1915-)|
|Scripture:||Deuteronomy 30:11-20; Psalm 33; Psalm 119:105-112; Isaiah 51:1-6; Jeremiah 15:15-21; Ezekiel 36:24-28; Matthew 7:12-29; Matthew 13:1-9; Matthew 13:18-23; Mark 4:1-25; Luke 8:4-21; Luke 11:27-28; John 5:19-29; John 6:25-35; Romans 10:5-18; 2 Corinthians 3:1-6; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; James 1:17-27|
|Topic:||Call and Vocation; Jesus Christ the Word|
|Notes:||Alt. tune: HERMON 451|
|Copyright:||Words © 1987 Hope Publishing Co.|
|Composer:||William Penfro Rowlands (1860-1937)|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Copyright:||© Reprinted by permission of Mr. G.A. Gabe|
|Notes:||Lower key 486, 601|