269. Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round

1 Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round
of circling planets singing on their way,
guide of the nations from the night profound
into the glory of the perfect day:
rule in our hearts, and keep us ever true,
directed, strengthened, and upheld by you.

2 We are your own, the children of your love,
your family, with your well-beloved Son;
come to us, Holy Spirit, like a dove,
and fill our hearts that we may be as one;
as one with you, our comforter and friend;
as one with him, our way, our life, our end.

3 We would be one in hatred of all wrong,
one in our love of all things kind and fair,
one with the joy that finds a voice in song
one with the grief that trembles into prayer,
one in the power that sets us free from fear
to follow truth, and so to find you near.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round
Author: John White Chadwick (1840-1904)
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
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Topic: The Living God: Our Response to God - in intercession and petition; Unity of Humanity
Tune Information
Name: SONG 1
Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
Key: F Major

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