Text Based On Matthew Chapter 16 (KJV)
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my church; and the
gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Words: Samuel R. Harlow: 1885-1972
Music: James W. Elliott: 1833-1915
Day of Rest (76.76.D) v4/D
O YOUNG AND FEARLESS PROPHET
O young and fearless Prophet of ancient Galilee,
Thy life is still a summons to serve humanity;
To make our thoughts and actions less prone to please the crowd,
To stand with humble courage for the truth with hearts uncowed.
O help us stand unswerving against war's bloody way,
Where hate and lust and falsehood hold back Christ's holy sway;
Forbid false love of country that blinds us to His call,
Who lifts above the nations the unity of all.
Create in us the splendor that dawns when hearts are kind,
That knows not race nor station as boundaries of the mind;
That learns to value beauty, in heart, or brain, or soul,
And longs to bind God's children into one perfect whole.
O young and fearless Prophet, we need Thy presence here,
Amid our pride and glory to see Thy face appear;
Once more to hear Thy challenge above our noisy ways,
Again to lead us forward into God's holy days.