Sunday, April 19, 2020
May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfil - #412
"May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfil"
by Edward Osler, 1798-1863
1. May we Thy precepts, Lord, fulfil
And do on earth our Father's will
As angels do above;
Still walk in Christ, the living Way,
With all Thy children and obey
The law of Christian love.
2. So may we join Thy name to bless,
Thy grace adore, Thy power confess,
From sin and strife to flee.
One is our calling, one our name,
The end of all our hopes the same,
A crown of life with Thee.
3. Spirit of Life, of Love, and Peace,
Unite our hearts, our joy increase,
Thy gracious help supply.
To each of us the blessing give
In Christian fellowship to live,
In joyful hope to die.
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Matt. 6:10
Author: Edward Osler, 1836, alt.
Composer: Lowell Mason, 1839