Thy love, O God, has all mankind created

Thy love, O God, has all mankind created

Author: Albert F. Bayly (alt.)
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Your love, O God, has all the world created,
And led your people to this present hour;
In Christ we see life's glory consummated;
Your Spirit manifests his living pow'r.

2 We bring you, Lord, in fervent intercession
The children of your world-wide family;
With contrite hearts we offer our confession,
For we have sinned against your charity.

3 From out the darkness of our hope's frustration,
From all the broken idols of our pride,
We turn to seek your truth's illumination,
And find your mercy waiting at our side.

4 In pity look upon your children's striving
In daily struggles to be understood,
Till at the fullness of your truth arriving,
We find in Christ the crown of ev'ry good.

5 Inspire your church, mid earth's discordant voices,
To preach the gospel of its Lord above,
Until the day this warring world rejoices
To heart the mighty harmonies of love.

Source: Gather Comprehensive #713

Author: Albert F. Bayly

Albert F. Bayly was born on Sep­tem­ber 6, 1901, Bex­hill on Sea, Sus­sex, Eng­land. He received his ed­u­cat­ion at Lon­don Un­i­ver­si­ty (BA) and Mans­field Coll­ege, Ox­ford. Bayly was a Congregationalist (later United Reformed Church) minister from the late 1920s until his death in 1984. His life and ministry spanned the Depression of the 1930s, the Second World War, and the years of reconstruction which followed. Af­ter re­tir­ing in 1971, he moved to Spring­field, Chelms­ford, and was ac­tive in the local Unit­ed Re­formed Church. He wrote sev­er­al pageants on mis­sion themes, and li­bret­tos for can­ta­tas by W. L. Lloyd Web­ber. He died on Ju­ly 26, 1984 in Chiches­ter, Sus­sex, Eng­land. NN,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy love, O God, has all mankind created
Author: Albert F. Bayly (alt.)
Language: English



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive #713Text
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #411
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #354
Worship (4th ed.) #d682
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #638
Include 2 pre-1979 instances