Praise the God of all creation
Lift His Holy Name on high.
He, who laid the earth's foundation,
With a breath unrolled the sky.
Reverent, hear His voice of thunder.
Gaze in awe at all His powers.
Then give thanks in glorious wonder
That this mighty God is ours!
Marvel at this thought outrageous:
God as Father we can claim!
He will graciously accept us
When we come in Jesus Name.
Drawing near within the Spirit
Through the cross of Christ the Son.
Praise a love that knows no limit!
Through that death our life is won.
Grateful, Lord, to You forever
For this gospel that we heard.
Hear us as we pray together
For the servants of Your Word.
Stengthen them when weak and tired,
Helpless, fragile, burdened men.
With Your Word and love inspired,
Bring them fresh to us again.
Guides to keep our souls from falling,
Sharing in our joys and tears.
May we honour their high calling
As they serve us through the years.
'Til that day no more are needed
Preachers to exalt the King.
God we'll see in glory seated,
His eternal praises sing.
James Hughes (September 2015)
Tune: In Memoriam - Caradog Roberts (1878-1935)