My Favorite Hymn
I think on a Sunday it's appropriate to share my favorite hymn with you. I first heard it when I was a little girl (in the 70s) and I fell in love with it. The music has a somewhat celtic lilt to it. It's rare, and hard to find in most hymnals. I doubt I'll ever hear it sung in church again. You might say it's the Intellectual Christian's Hymn (yes, it is possible to put "intellectual" and "christian" together in the same sentence - just unusual). It was written in 1971:
God of Concrete
by Frederick R.C. Clarke and Richard Granville Jones
God of concrete, God of steel,
God of piston and of wheel,
God of pylon, God of steam,
God of girder and of beam,
God of atom, God of mine:
All the world of power is thine.
Lord of cable, Lord of rail,
Lord of freeway and of mail,
Lord of rocket and of flight,
Lord of soaring satellite,
Lord of lightning's flashing line:
All the world of speed is thine.
Lord of science, Lord of art,
Lord of map and graph and chart,
Lord of physics and research,
Word of Bible, faith of church,
Lord of sequence and design:
All the world of truth is thine.
God whose glory fills the earth,
Gave the universe its birth,
Loosed the Christ with Easter's might,
Saves the world from evil's blight,
Claims us all by grace divine:
All the world of love is thine.