Songs of Thankfulness and Praise 1 Songs of thankfulness and praise, Jesus, Lord, to thee we raise; manifested by the star to the sages from afar, branch of royal David’s stem in thy birth at Bethlehem: anthems be to thee addressed, God in flesh made manifest.
2 Manifest at Jordan’s stream, prophet, priest, and king supreme; and at Cana wedding guest in thy Godhead manifest; manifest in pow’r divine, changing water into wine; anthems be to thee addressed, God in flesh made manifest.
3 Manifest in making whole weakened body, fainting soul; manifest in valiant fight, quelling all the devil’s might; manifest in gracious will, ever bringing good from ill: anthems be to thee addressed, God in flesh made manifest.
4 Grant us grace to see thee, Lord, present in thy holy word; grace to imitate thee now and be pure, as pure art thou; that we might become like thee at thy great epiphany, and may praise thee, ever blest, God in flesh made manifest.
Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather 1. Here, O Lord, Your servants gather, Hand we link with hand; Looking toward our Savior’s cross, Joined in love we stand. As we seek the realm of God, We unite to pray: Jesus, Savior, guide our steps, For You are the Way.
2. Many are the tongues we speak, Scattered are the lands, Yet our hearts are one in God, One in love’s demands. E’en in darkness hope appears, Calling age and youth: Jesus, teacher, dwell with us, For You are the Truth.
3. Nature’s secrets open wide, Changes never cease; Where, O where, can weary souls Find the source of peace? Unto all those sore distressed, Torn by endless strife: Jesus, healer, bring Your balm, For You are the Life.
4. Grant, O God, an age renewed, Filled with deathless love; Help us as we work and pray, Send us from above Truth and courage, faith and power Needed in our strife: Jesus, Savior, be our way, Be our truth, our life.
1 Dearest Jesus, at your word we have come again to hear you; let our thoughts and hearts be stirred and in glowing faith be near you as the promises here given draw us wholly up to heaven.
2 All our knowledge, sense, and sight lie in deepest darkness shrouded till your Spirit breaks the night, filling us with light unclouded. All good thoughts and all good living come but by your gracious giving.
3 Radiance of God’s glory bright, Light of light from God proceeding, Jesus, send your blessed light; help our hearing, speaking, heeding, that our prayers and songs may please you, as with grateful hearts we praise you.