Scripture Verse

He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths. Micah 4:2

Introduction

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Richard W. Gilder
(1844–1909)

Words: Ri­chard W. Gil­der, 1903.

Music: Ger­ma­ny Sac­red Me­lo­dies, by Will­iam Gar­di­ner, 1815 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Gardiner
(1770–1853)

Lyrics

God of the strong, God of the weak,
Lord of all lands and our own land;
Light of all souls, from Thee we seek
Light from Thy light, strength from Thy hand.

In suffering Thou hast made us one,
In mighty burdens one are we:
Teach us that lowliest duty done
Is highest service unto Thee.

Teach us, great Teacher of mankind
The sacrifice that brings Thy balm;
The love, the work that bless and bind;
Teach us Thy majesty, Thy calm.

Teach Thou, and we shall know indeed
The truth divine that maketh free;
And knowing, we may sow the seed
That blossoms through eternity.