Thou whose purpose is to kindleAuthor: Elton Trueblood (c. 1966, alt.)
Published in 11 hymnals
1 Christ, whose purpose is to kindle:
now ignite us with thy fire;
while the earth awaits thy burning,
with thy passion us inspire.
Overcome our sinful calmness,
rouse us with redemptive shame;
baptize with thy fiery Spirit,
crown our lives with tongues of flame.
2 Thou, who still a sword delivers
rather than a placid peace:
with thy sharpened Word disturb us,
from complacency release!
Save us now from satisfaction
when we privately are free,
yet are undisturbed in spirit
by our neighbor's misery.
3 Thou, who in thy holy Gospel
wills that we should truly live:
make us sense our share of failure,
our tranquility forgive.
Teach us courage as we struggle
in all liberating strife;
lift the smallness of our vision
by thine own abundant life.
Source: The Worshiping Church #720
|First Line:||Thou whose purpose is to kindle|
|Title:||Thou, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle|
|Author:||Elton Trueblood (c. 1966, alt.)|
|Copyright:||© 1967, David Elton Trueblood|
|Instances (6)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #618||God, whose purpose Is to kindle||God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle||David Elton Trueblood||William Moore||18.104.22.168 D||Luke 12:49||HOLY MANNA||G Major||1991|
|Gather (3rd ed.) #813||God, whose purpose is to kindle||God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle||David E. Trueblood, 1900-1994||Thomas J. Williams, 1869-1944||22.214.171.124 D||Matthew 10:34; Luke 12:49-50; Acts 2:3; Hebrews 4:12; 1 John 3:17||EBENEZER||f minor||2011|
|Gather Comprehensive #714||God, whose purpose is to kindle||God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle||David E. Trueblood, b. 1900||Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827; Edward Hodges, 1796-1867||126.96.36.199 D||Luke 12:49-53||HYMN TO JOY||F Major or modal||English||1994|
|Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #704||God, whose purpose is to kindle||God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle||David E. Trueblood, 1900-1994||Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827; Edward Hodges, 1796-1867||188.8.131.52 D||Luke 12:49||HYMN TO JOY||F Major or modal||English||2004|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #284||God, whose purpose is to kindle||God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle||D. Elton Trueblood, 1900-1993||C. Hubert H. Parry, 1848-1918||184.108.40.206 D||Luke 12:49; Acts 2:1-4; Hebrews 4:12||RUSTINGTON||F Major or modal||1996|
|The Worshiping Church #720||Christ, whose purpose is to kindle||Christ, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle||D. Elton Trueblood||Ludwig van Beethoven||220.127.116.11 D||Hebrews 4:12; Acts 2:3; Matthew 10:34; Luke 12:49; 1 John 3:17||ODE TO JOY||G Major or modal||English||1990|