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Lord from whose hand we take our charges




Lord, from whose hand
we take our charge,
The care of childhood and of youth,
To set their feel upon life’s road
In loyalty to right and truth:
O hear us as of Thee we ask
The strength and wisdom
for our task.


That we may open doors on life,
And share the visions that we see
Of the deep wonder of the world
And man’s heroic history,
And wake in them
the answering chord:
Give us the skill and patience, Lord.


That we may use all law and rule,
Not rudely to oppress and bind,
But as the needed discipline
For freedom of the soul and mind,
Equipped to face, with fearless eyes
And steady faith, life’s enterprise;


That we may understand
their need,
When comes their hour
of strain and stress,
With sympathy to help and save
From sordid thoughts
and bitterness:
Lord, use our struggles,
conflicts, fears,
To light for them the troubled years.


‘Tis ours to give
and spend ourselves,
Nor grudge the labour
and the pain
To sow the seed of noble worth;
Yet without Thee our toil is vain:
Great Lord of life,
‘tis Thine to give
The quickening breath
by which they live.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Writer(s):
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      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1962# 349
      1931# 346
      MUSIC
      Name: COLCHESTER
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
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        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 349Eb
        # 605Eb
        # 141Eb
        # 720Eb
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