Making Melody Terms of use | Copyright Notice “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;” - Ephesians 5:19

Lord, thank you for our older saints


Lord, thank you for our older saints

Who, by example, lead the way.

They cheer us when our spirit faints

And holiness and grace display.

We ask that, as their years increase,

You keep them as you have before.

Let their devotion never cease.

Their love expand for evermore.

Let their experience churches build.

Their wisdom help new Christians grow.

With passion let their hearts be filled

To serve you all their days below.

'Til, when at last, their time is done

And, called to their eternal rest,

They praise and magnify the Son

And worship him, forever blessed.

James Hughes (July 2017)

Metre: LM