Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Lord, For The Years – Hymn (Mp3 & Lyrics)

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“Lord, for the Years” is a hymn that serves as a prayer for God’s guidance, wisdom, and blessing over time. The lyrics express a desire for God’s presence and intervention throughout the various stages of life, acknowledging His sovereignty and seeking His grace. This hymn is often used in worship services, especially during times of reflection, dedication, or as a prayer for a new year.

The lyrics were written by Timothy Dudley-Smith, an English bishop, hymn writer, and author, in the latter half of the 20th century. The music was composed by Michael Baughen, another English bishop and hymn writer. “Lord, for the Years” has found its place in many hymnals and is sung in various Christian denominations.

The hymn is characterized by its reflective and contemplative tone. It acknowledges the passage of time and the faithfulness of God throughout the years. The repeated refrain in the chorus emphasizes the act of bringing thanks to the Lord for His continued presence and provision.

“Lord, for the Years” is often used in worship settings where there is a focus on gratitude, reflection, or a desire for God’s guidance in the future. The hymn’s melody is typically gentle and melodic, facilitating congregational singing and participation.

As with many hymns, there may be variations in musical arrangements and renditions of “Lord, for the Years,” but the central theme of seeking God’s guidance and expressing gratitude remains constant.

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Lord, For The Years (Christian Hymn) Lyrics

1 Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided:
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.

Lord, Now Let Your Servant (Mp3 & Lyrics) – Hymn
2 Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,
speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the word, receive Your people’s praise.

3 Lord, for our land in this our generation,
spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care:
for young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.

4 Lord, for our world when we disown and doubt him,
loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,
hungry and helpless, lost indeed without him:
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.

5 Lord for ourselves; in living power remake us –
self on the cross and Christ upon the throne,
past put behind us, for the future take us:
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.

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