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O God in Whom All Life Begins

O God in whom all life begins,
       who births the seed to fruit,
bestow your blessing on our lives;
       here let your love find root.
Bring forth in us the Spirit's gifts
       of patience, joy, and peace;
deliver us from numbing fear,
       and grant our faith increase.

Unite in mutual ministry
       our minds and hands and hearts
that we may have the grace to seek
       the pow'r your peace imparts.
So let our varied gifts combine
       to glorify your Name
that in all things by word and deed
       we may your love proclaim.

Through tears and laughter, grief and joy,
       enlarge our trust and care;
so bind us in community
       that we may risk and dare.
Be with us when we gather here
       to worship, sing, and pray,
then send us forth in pow'r and faith
       to live the words we say.

Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Words © 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 923, 1996, 8020

Collections: 100 Hymns of Hope|New Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs - Daw|Supplement 96|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 24-26, 14:26-28; 1 John 3:18; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Colossians 3:16-17; Ephesians 4:16, 5:19-20; Galatians 5:22-24; Genesis 1:1, 11, 2:7; Isaiah 55:10; James 1:22-25; John 1:1-3; Psalms 139:13-14

Theme: Church - Fellowship, Church - Life Together, Church - Ministry, Church - Renewal, Church - Unity, Empowerment, Following & Serving, Gathering, God - Creator, Going Forth, Holy Spirit, Obedience

Author(s): Daw Jr., Carl P. (More Hymns | Biography)

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