2197. Lord of All Hopefulness

1 Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy:
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

2 Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe:
Be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,
your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

3 Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace:
Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

4 Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm:
Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

Text Information
First Line: Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
Title: Lord of All Hopefulness
Author: Jan Struther
Meter: 10.11.11.12
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Copyright: Words by permission of Oxford University Press
Tune Information
Name: SLANE
Meter: 10.11.11.12
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Irish folk melody
Copyright: Public Domain



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