Set to the Welsh tune “Cwm Rhondda” (also known as the setting of “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah”) this hymn by prominent Baptist minister Harry Fosdick is a powerful and personal prayer to God for His Glory and Grace. This stirring arrangement begins with the men and women separately, then continues to add harmony and build in intensity to a climatic final verse. Also available with the hymn text: “Once in Royal David’s City.”
Voicing: SATB, SAB, SSA, TTB, and Two-Part
God of grace and God of glory, on your people pour your pow’r; crown your ancient church’s story, bring to bud it’s glorious flow’r.
Lo! the hosts of evil ’round us scorn the Christ, assail His ways! From our fears that long have bound us free our hearts to faith and praise. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage for the living of these days, for the living of these days.
Cure your children’s warring madness; bend our pride to your control; shame our wanton. selfish gladness, rich in things and poor in soul. Grant us wisdowm, grant us courage, lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal, lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal.
Save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore; let the gift of your salvation be our glory evermore. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, serving you whom we adore. Serving you whom we adore. Serving you whom we adore!