The Worship Quote of the Week for (03/14/2000):

"Lord and Father, Faith Bestowing"
Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is a simple Trinitarian hymn, a prayer that asks God
(Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) to draw near, to come with blessing and peace,
with power and with love. Try reading it (praying it) out loud.


LORD AND FATHER, FAITH BESTOWING

Lord and Father,
faith bestowing,
to our hearts draw near.
Love is ours beyond our knowing,
God is here.

Christ our Saviour
come with blessing,
bid our doubting cease.
Here may all, their sin confessing,
find your peace.

Holy Spirit,
life instilling,
breathe from God above;
come with power, our spirits filling,
come with love.

God eternal,
grace unbounded,
Three-in-One we praise;
keep us by your love surrounded
all our days.

-Timothy Dudley-Smith, from GREAT IS THE GLORY: 36 NEW HYMNS WRITTEN BETWEEN
1993 & 1996, Hope Publishing Company, 1997. Four volumes of Dudley-Smith's
hymn texts are available from Hope Publishing Company in Carol Stream,
Illinois. These are wonderful collections.

1997 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
For permission to copy or use this hymn, please contact:
Hope Publishing Company, 380 S. Main Place, Carol Stream, IL 60188
1-800-323-1049 Fax: (630) 665-3200
Email: permission@hopepublishing.com www.hopepublishing.com


[PHOTO BONUS: Some of you might be interested in seeing a photograph of
hymnwriter Timothy-Dudley Smith and me in the retired bishop's study in
Salisbury, England. My sabbatical in the summer of 1998 included three weeks
in England. <>. ]


Have a great week,

Chip Stam
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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