Behold a broken worldAuthor: Timothy Dudley-Smith (1985)
Published in 4 hymnals
1 Behold a broken world, we pray,
where want and war increase,
and grant us, Lord, in this our day,
the ancient dream of peace:
2 A dream of swords to sickles bent,
of spears to scythe and spade,
the weapons of our warfare spent,
a world of peace remade;
3 Where every battle-flag is furled
and every trumpet stilled,
where wars shall cease in all the world,
a waking dream fulfilled.
4 No force of arms shall there prevail
nor justice cease her sway;
nor shall their loftiest visions fail
the dreamers of the day.
5 O Prince of peace, who died to save,
a lost world to redeem,
and rose in triumph from the grave,
behold our waking dream.
6 Bring, Lord, your better world to birth,
your kingdom, love's domain;
where peace with God, and peace on earth,
and peace eternal reign.
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Catholic Book of Worship III #538||Behold a Broken World, We Pray||Behold a broken world, we pray||RESIGNATION||Timothy Dudley-Smith||1994||Justice | ; Peace | ; Petition ||
|Moravian Book of Worship #691||Behold a Broken World||Behold a broken world||ST. STEPHEN||Timothy Dudley-Smith||C.M.||Isaiah 2:1-4; Micah 4:1-4; John 20:31||1995||Peace and Justice | ; Peace--Of the world | ; Redemption of humankind | ; Social ministry ||
|The United Methodist Hymnal #426||Behold a Broken World||Behold a broken world||MARSH CHAPEL||Timothy Dudley-Smith||CM||Isaiah 2:1-4; Micah 4:1-4||1989||Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace | Social Holiness; Justice | ; Kingdom of God | ; Peace, World ||
|The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #115||[Behold a broken world]||[Behold a broken world]||MARSH CHAPEL||1993|