AN ANNIVERSARY HYMN


May be sung to: Cwm Rhondda

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1.
NOBLE FOREBEARS IN THEIR PIONEERING,
RICH IN FAITH AND LOYALTY,
FROM THEIR DIVERSE ROOTS UNITING
BUILT A CHRISTIAN LEGACY
HERITAGE OF ANCIENT STORY.
GOD OF HIST'RY, HEAR OUR PRAISE
FOR THE ZEAL OF BYGONE DAYS.

2.
EVER STRIVING TO BE FAITHFUL,
HOLDING ALL IN DIGNITY.
PARTNERS IN THE GLOBAL CIRCLE,
PRAY AND WORK TILL ALL ARE FREE.
THROUGH THE ONE WHOSE PATH WE FOLLOW,
IN YOUR LOVE SO FIRMLY GROWN,
KNOWING WE ARE NOT ALONE.

3.
WHEN THIS JOYOUS TIME OF CELEBRATION
INTO HIST'RY'S PAGES FLOWS,
MAY EACH NEW AND COMING GENERATION
FAITH IN ACTION EVER KNOW.
KEEP US OPEN TO YOUR CALLING.
GOD OF AGES, LIGHT THE WAY.
GUIDE US TO THE FUTURE DAY.

© 2000 Doreen Lankshear-Smith
Thunder Bay, Ontario
(Adapted from an anniversary hymn written by the same author in 1983
for St. Andrew's United Church, Sudbury, Ontario)

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