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Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive

Hymn #694 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive” [pullquote_center width=”90%”]“Forgive our sins as we forgive,” You taught us, Lord, to pray; But You alone can grant us grace to live the words we say. How can Your pardon reach and bless the unforgiving heart That broods on wrongs and will…

Stir Your Church, O God, Our Father

Hymn #648 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Stir Your Church, O God, Our Father” [pullquote_center width=”90%”]Give to us a social conscience which enables us to see That all folk are Your creation and that they have dignity. Let us feel, with real compassion, needs of body, mind, and soul; For these needs may we provide…

Sent Forth by God’s Blessing

Hymn #519 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Sent Forth by God’s Blessing” [pullquote_center width=”80%”]With praise and thanksgiving to God ever living, The tasks of our everyday life we will face. Our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring, Embracing God’s children of each tribe and race. With grace You now feed us, with light You…

Christian Hearts, in Love United

Hymn #270 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Christian Hearts, in Love United” [pullquote_center width=”80%”]Grant Lord that with thy direction, “Love each other” we comply, Aiming with unfeigned affection Thy love to exemplify; Let our mutual love be glowing, so that all will plainly see That we, as on one stem growing, living branches are in…

God Has Given Us Creation

Hymn #29 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “God Has Given Us Creation” [pullquote_center width=”87%”]God has given us creation, stars and atoms, soil and air, To explore, to tend and nourish, to sustain us and to share. Through the nothingness of chaos came the word, “Let there be light!” Still the universe expanding sings of its…

God of the Past, Who by Your Spirit

Hymn #565 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “God of the Past, Who by Your Spirit” [pullquote_center width=”80%”]God of present undertakings, give us wisdom as we build For our service in Your Kingdom, that Your purpose be fulfilled. May our vision be far-reaching, and our work by You decreed, That in building for the present, we…

Take My Life and Let It Be

Hymn #490 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Take My Life and Let It Be” [pullquote_center width=”80%”]Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee; Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love. Take my love, my God, I pour at thy feet its treasure store; Take thyself and…

How Can I Keep from Singing

Hymn #592 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “How Can I Keep from Singing” [pullquote_center width=”80%”]My life goes on in endless song; above earth’s lamentation, I hear the sweet, though far-off hymn that hails the new creation. Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul…

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Hymn #310 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” [pullquote_center width=”80%”]Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest, Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean-depth of happy rest! Thou our Father, Christ our Brother — all who live in love are Thine; Teach us how to love each other, lift us…

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