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Posted:  01 Oct 2006 18:27
please supply lyrics for above named hymn. Thanks
Posted:  26 Oct 2006 03:39
Hi Jill, here are the lyrics you requested. Rita
Lord of All Hopefulness
lyrics: Jan Struther, 1901-1953

Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
Whose trust, ever childlike, no cares can destroy,
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,
Be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,
Your strength in our hearts, Lord at the noon of the day.

Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,
Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.
Posted:  30 May 2007 15:45
Had to rip this from your message board. Sorry
Could not find it anywhere else.
Need it for a weddung
Posted:  25 Jan 2010 03:35
This hymn was played at my fathers funeral and i loved the song so i looked up the lyrics, it is an amazing song with a lot of meaning.
Posted:  21 Apr 2010 16:19
It is amazing.  I am using it this week for the funeral of a dear lady who knew this peace and hope.
Posted:  05 Jul 2010 21:14
This hymn has beewn in my had for two days after a burial service for my parents.  The meaning really touched me, especially because my father was a woodworker.  The second verse made me envision his joy at making something in his workshop; the third verse brought me back to the many times he was so good with people and eager to find common ground to put them at ease.
Posted:  20 Jul 2010 21:46
When I was working with our minister to plan the funerals of both my mother and father, she suggested this hymn.  I had grown up in the church, but had never heard it before.  The words are so meaningful, and the tune while almost  childlike in its simplicity, is a melody from the heart.  It often brings tears to my eyes when I hear this song.  I now have framed the lyrics and have them on the wall in my room to read and be reminded of God's hope, joy, and peace.
Posted:  26 Nov 2010 16:48
Thank you!!!  My dad always used to sing this to me as a lullabye . . . it's a beautiful song.
Posted:  19 Jan 2011 19:38
I think this is one of the first hymns that said "Your" instead of "Thy" when speaking to God.
Posted:  02 Feb 2011 01:01
a hugely moving hymn; which we all can relate to, be it a Sunday Church, or on other ocassions. Whatever you're doing children and others it instantly brings involvement to a congregation;

Thank you so much for talent Jan and God bless
Posted:  21 Jun 2011 17:17
when i was reading it i cryed
Posted:  21 Jun 2011 17:20
and it is a beautiful song
Posted:  17 Jul 2011 06:14
it is set to a beautiful Irish melody - one of my favourites
Posted:  24 Jul 2011 18:50
this hymm was also sung at my husbands funeral, i was told how lovely the lyrics were by one of his colleagues,,it is a beautiful message and comforts me still without saddness ,
Posted:  22 Nov 2011 10:30
Thank you for the posting. I woke up this morning humming the hymn for the first time since I left college many years ago, and had to find the lyrics. Beautiful hymn, very meaningful. God bless you all.
Posted:  19 Jul 2012 21:04
This is really inspiring ,it gives me hope when I feel lonely. May God be bless for this great talent. Amen
Posted:  05 Aug 2012 04:22
Thank you for these words I used to sing this song at school  about 50 years ago !!! I'm so glad to have the words!!!
Posted:  14 Jan 2013 04:24
I heard this song for the first time from a Catholic Nun who consoled us when we became refugeesdue to a war in Liberia. It has altways been my consoling song whenever I felt lonely.Thank you .I even love it better now.
Posted:  22 Apr 2013 20:19
I think it is so beautiful with a gorgeous melody!
Posted:  29 Jul 2013 21:44
used to have to sing the last verse at school every day befor we went home , iv been trying to find the words for years thanks
Posted:  25 Feb 2014 05:19
Thank you for this song. It's Amazing. Really shows us how God is always with us, and how He wants us to come to Him with all our needs. God Bless!
Posted:  13 Mar 2014 13:13
This hymn popped into my head after service on Sunday, I used to enjoy singing it at school many years ago. I'm so glad to have  the words - like a prayer in themelves. Thank you for posting it God Bless!
Posted:  02 Jun 2014 11:13
Thank you I remember this from school.  I really loved singing it
Posted:  03 Feb 2015 04:14
Posted:  22 Nov 2015 00:33
I used this hymn for my father's burial, and the words as well as the song is just so beautiful. As a previous poster says, it has a lot of meaning. For me, it's the ending of each of the stanza - at the break of the day, at the noon of the day, at the eve of the day and at the end of the day. It just strikes me as though it is do with each significant point in our lives, from birth to death. To give us all that is needed to make it through our journeys, the Almighty Father is there, always.
Posted:  08 Jan 2016 01:45
Thank you for suggesting this.
I will have it played at my fathers funeral.
Posted:  02 Sep 2017 23:42
This was sung at the funeral of a dear Irish pastor who lived to bring God to His people and people to God.  It encapsulated his life appropriately.
Posted:  26 Jan 2018 02:30
One great song l will ever cherish. I first sang this amazing song as a member of my secondary school choir in 1979. A new teacher, a graduate of the University of Ushaw, Durham who was a great love of traditional music took over the choir as to help build the choir even though he was a chemistry and physics teacher. He died last year. Anytime l hear or read the lyrics l feel so moved. May his good soul rest in peace.
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