Strong, Righteous Man of Galilee

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1 Strong, peaceful man of Galilee,
robed with your strength we long to be—
not to revenge; to heal and pray,
to turn the cheek, and tribute pay.
Robed with your strength we long to be,
strong, peaceful man of Galilee.

2 Strong, righteous man of Galilee,
dressed with your peace we long to be—
in temple court, your cleansing rod;
on greed and lies, the wrath of God.
Dressed with your peace we long to be,
strong, righteous man of Galilee.

3 Strong, suff’ring man of Galilee,
clad in your grace we hope to be—
love at the well, share Martha’s loss,
forgive the nails, and take the cross.
Clad in your grace we hope to be,
strong, suff’ring man of Galilee.

4 God’s peaceful man of Galilee,
Love’s triumph, we at last will see—
to crumble ev’ry bound’ry wall,
build highways to the hearts of all.
Love’s triumph, we at last will see,
God’s peaceful man of Galilee.

Source: Voices Together #573

Author: Harry Webb Farrington

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MELITA (Dykes)

The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant. The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…

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Voices Together #573

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