Thy work, O God needs many hands

Thy work, O God needs many hands

Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer
Tune: KILMARNOCK
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Your work, O God, needs many hands
to help you everywhere,
and some there are who cannot serve
unless our gifts we share.

2 Because we love you and your work,
our offering now we make:
be pleased to use it as your own,
we ask for Jesus' sake.

Source: Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #537

Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer

Presbyterian minister and hymnographer Calvin Weiss Laufer was born today in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania in 1874. Following his graduation from Union Seminary in 1900 he was ordained into the Presbyterian ministry and led congregations in New York and New Jersey for several years. Laufer had a generally cheerful outlook on his Christian life, and his first two books, Key-Notes of Optimism (1911) and The Incomparable Christ (1914) expressed that viewpoint. A review of the first book spoke of the "crisp and stirring note in these sermonettes which is well calculated to rouse the mind of readers and banish dejection." His books were popular in their time but today are seen as somewhat superficial. He later began to work with the Presbyt… Go to person page >

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Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer

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