Author: Fred Kaan Hymnal: Ecumenical Praise #87 (1977) Hymnal Title: Ecumenical Praise First Line: Lord, as we rise to leave this shell of worship Lyrics: 1 Lord, as we rise to leave this shell of worship,
Call'd to the risk of unprotected living,
Willing to be at one with all your people,
We ask for courage.
2 For all the strain with living interwoven,
For the demands each day will make upon us,
And for the love we owe the modern city,
Lord, make us cheerful.
3 Give us an eye for openings to serve you;
Make us alert when calm is interrupted,
Ready and wise to use the unexpected;
Sharpen our insight.
4 Lift from our life the blanket of convention:
Give us the nerve to lose our life to others.
Be with your church in death and resurrection:
Lord of all ages. Topics: The Church Its Worship and Praise of God Languages: English Tune Title: WANSBECK
Lord, As We Rise