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Father eternal Ruler of creation Spirit




Father eternal, Ruler of creation,
Spirit of life, which moved
ere form was made,
through the thick darkness
covering every nation,
light to our blindness,
O be thou our aid:

thy kingdom come,
O Lord, thy will be done.


Races and peoples,
lo, we stand divided,
and, sharing not our griefs,
no joy can share;
by wars and tumults
Love is mocked, derided;
his conquering cross
no nation wills to bear:

thy kingdom come,
O Lord, thy will be done.


Envious of heart, blind-eyed,
with tongues confounded,
nation by nation
still goes unforgiven,
in wrath and fear,
by jealousies surrounded,
building proud towers
which shall not reach to heaven:

thy kingdom come,
O Lord, thy will be done.


Lust of possession
worketh desolations;
there is no meekness
in the powers of earth;
led by no star, the rulers
of the nations
still fail to bring us to
the blissful birth: Refrain:

thy kingdom come,
O Lord, thy will be done.


How shall we love thee,
holy hidden Being,
if we love not the world
which thou hast made?
O give us brother-love
for better seeing
thy Word made flesh
and in a manger laid:

thy kingdom come,
O Lord, thy will be done.

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LYRICS
Meter: 11 10 11 10 10
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1919
      Bible Refs: Gen 11:9;
      MUSIC
      Name: LANGHAM
      Meter: 11 10 11 10 10
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1921

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