Author: Carl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944 Hymnal: RitualSong (2nd ed.) #790 (2016) Meter: 126.96.36.199 D Hymnal Title: RitualSong (2nd ed.) Lyrics: 1 O God, who gives us life and breath,
Who shapes us in the womb,
Who guards our lives from birth to death,
Then leads us from the tomb:
Deliver us from fears that kill
The life we have from you.
Help us to know your Spirit still
Is making all things new.
2 O God, who calls your people out,
To venture and to dare,
To plumb the bleak abyss of doubt
And find you even there:
When we despair in wandering
Through wastes of empty lies,
Refresh us with the living spring
Of hope that never dies.
3 O God of covenant and law,
Revealed in cloud and flame,
Your mighty deeds evoke our awe;
We dare not speak your Name.
Yet we by faith are drawn to you
And will your people prove,
As on our hearts you write anew
The covenant of love. Topics: Faith Languages: English Tune Title: IN NOMINE DEI
O God, who Gives Us Life and Breath