"O Lord of Life, and Life of All"
Hymn of Thanksgiving for the Completion of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative
by Chad Bird
O Lord of life, and life of all,
Whose ear is near to all who call;
Health of the ill, strength of the weak,
Victor o'er death, Your face we seek:
Our sacrifice of thanks and praise,
To you, O healing Christ, we raise.
For selfless hearts, prodigal hands,
That opened wide, to distant lands;
Who shared the gifts that You first gave,
That ailing souls be spared the grave;
For active faith, for mercy shown--
All glory be to You alone!
May we, the church, Your image bear;
Your cloak of love, Lord, let us wear;
Make all we are, a mask for You,
Our labors but the work You do,
That here on earth Your will be done,
From rising dawn to setting sun.
Tune: either All Ehr ind Lob (LSB 500) or Ryburn (LSB 683)