God of grace and God of glory,
On thy people pour thy power;
Crown thine ancient church’s story;
Bring its bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
For the facing of this hour,
For the facing of this hour.

Lo, the clouds of evil ’round us
Hide thy brightness from our gaze;
From the fears that long have bound us,
Free our hearts to faithful praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
For the living of these days,
For the living of these days.

Cure thy children’s warring madness;
Bend our pride to thy control;
Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

Rich in things and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
Make thy peace our daily goal,
Make thy peace our daily goal.

Fill us with a living vision,
Heal our wounds that we may be

Bound as one beyond division
In the struggle to be free.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
Ears to hear and eyes to see,
Ears to hear and eyes to see.