1 Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
whose trust, ever childlike, 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.
2 Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe:
be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,
your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.
3 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.
4 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.
|First Line:||Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy|
|Title:||Lord of All Hopefulness|
|Author:||Jan Struther (1931)|
|Scripture:||Galatians 5:22; Psalm 4:8; Psalm 71:5; 2 Peter 1:7|
|Copyright:||Words used by permission of Oxford University Press|
|Arranger:||Donald P. Hustad (1973)|
|Source:||Traditional Irish Melody|
|Copyright:||Music © 1974 Hope Publishing Company|