Hymn 652
Lord of life and King of glory

1 Lord of life and King of glory, Who didst deign a child to be, Cradled on a motherís bosom, Throned upon a motherís knee: For the children Thou hast given We must answer unto Thee. 2 Since the day the blessed mother, Thou hast crowned us with an honour, Women never knew before; And that we may bear it meetly, We must seek Thine aid the more. 3 Grant us then pure hearts and patient, That in all we do or say Little souls our deeds may copy, And be never led astray; Little feet our steps may follow In a safe and narrow way. 4 When our growing sons and daughters Look on life with eager eyes, Grant us then a deeper insight And new pow'rs of sacrifice: Hope to trust them, faith to guide them, Love that nothing good denies. 5 May we keep our holy calling Stainless in its fair renown, That, when all the work is over And we lay the burdens down, Then the children Thou hast given Still may be our joy and crown.

Hymn 652 THE PCN New Haven, Enugu