God of Grace and God of Glory

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1 God of grace and God of glory,
on thy people pour thy power;
crown thine ancient church's story;
bring its bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour,
for the facing of this hour.

2 Lo! the hosts of evil round us
scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!
From the fears that long have bound us
free our hearts to faith and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the living of these days,
for the living of these days.

3 Cure thy children's warring madness;
bend our pride to thy control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss thy kingdom's goal,
lest we miss thy kingdom's goal.

4 Save us from weak resignation
to the evils we deplore.
Let the gift of thy salvation
be our glory evermore.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving thee whom we adore,
serving thee whom we adore.


Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #307

Author: Harry E. Fosdick

Born: May 24, 1878, Buf­fa­lo, New York. Died: Oc­to­ber 5, 1969, Bronx­ville, New York. Buried: Paint Creek Cem­e­tery, Good­i­son, Mi­chi­gan. Fosdick at­tend­ed Col­gate Un­i­ver­si­ty, Un­ion The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry, and Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty. Or­dained in 1903, he pas­tored at the First Bap­tist Church in Mont­clair, New Jer­sey, from 1904 to 1915. At Un­ion The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry, he lec­tured on Bap­tist prin­ci­ples and hom­i­le­tics (1908-1915) and was pro­fess­or of prac­ti­cal the­ol­o­gy (1915-1946). He al­so found time to serve as as­so­ci­ate min­is­ter at the First Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Man­hat­tan, New York (1919-1925), and pas­tor… Go to person page >

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First Line: God of grace and God of glory
Title: God of Grace and God of Glory
Author: Harry E. Fosdick (1930)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.7

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CWM RHONDDA

The popularity of Williams's text ("Guide me, O thou great Jehovah") is undoubtedly aided by its association with CWM RHONDDA, composed in 1905 by John Hughes (b. Dowlais, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1873; d. Llantwit Fardre, Wales, 1932) during a church service for a Baptist Cymanfa Ganu (song festival)…

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #115TextImage
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Chalice Hymnal #464Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #523Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #533
Common Praise (1998) #577
Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #230
Complete Mission Praise #192
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #705Image
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #307TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #594TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #595TextImage
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #367
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #324
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #174
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #926ImageAudio
Lutheran Service Book #850Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #420TextImage
Rejoice in the Lord #416Text
Renew! #301TextImage
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #574
Sing Joyfully #514TextImage
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #608
The Cyber Hymnal #1925TextAudioScore
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #292
The New Century Hymnal #436Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #577TextImage
The Worshiping Church #669TextImageFlexscore
Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #611
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #686Text
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #74b
Worship and Rejoice #569TextImageAudioScore
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #158