1.
God of grace and God of glory,
     on your people pour your power;
now fulfil your church's story;
     bring its bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
     for the facing of this hour.

2.
Lo, the hosts of evil round us
     scorn your Christ, assail your ways;
fears and doubts too long have bound us;
     free our hearts to work and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
     for the living of these days.

3.
Cure your children's warring madness,
     bend our pride to your control;
shame our wanton selfish gladness,
     rich in goods and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
     lest we miss your kingdom's goal.

4.
Set our feet on lofty places,
     gird our lives that they may be
armoured with all Christlike graces,
     pledged to set all captives free.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
     that we fail not them nor thee.

 

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