Hymn #477: Your hand, O God, has guided


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1. Your hand, O God, has guided
your flock from age to age;
the wondrous tale is written
full clear on every page;
our forebears knew your goodness,
and we their deeds record,
and both of this bear witness,
'One church, one faith, one Lord.'

2. Your heralds brought glad tidings
to greatest, as to least;
they summoned all to hasten
to share the great King's feast,
and this was all their teaching,
in every deed and word,
to all alike proclaiming,
'One church, one faith, one Lord.'

3. And we, shall we be faithless?
Shall hearts fail, hands hang down?
Shall we evade the conflict,
and cast away our crown?
Not so; in God's deep counsels
some better thing is stored:
we will maintain, unflinching,
'One church, one faith, one Lord.'

4. Your mercy will not fail us,
nor leave your work undone;
with your right hand to help us,
the victory shall be won,
and then by earth and heaven
your name shall be adored,
and this shall be their anthem,
'One church, one faith, one Lord.'


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