Lord of All Hopefulness Lyrics
Author: Jan Struther, 1931
1 Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
Whose trust, ever child-like, no cares can destroy,
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.
2 Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,
Be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,
Your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.
3 Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,
Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.
4 Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.
Lord of All Hopefulness Hymn Story
Lord of All Hopefulness is a hymn that was written by Jan Struther in 1931.
Struther wrote several hymns but this one is one of her most famous hymns. Jan Struther was her pen name for her songs, but she was born Joyce Anstruther, which changed to Joyce Placzek and Joyce Graham following her two marriages.
Jane Struther was born on 6th June 1901 in England.
Her first marriage was in 1923 to a broker working for Lloyd’s of London, a Mr. Graham. After her divorce she married a second husband, Adolf Placzek and art historian.
Apart from her lack of success at marriage she also suffered from severe depression in the last part of her life and spent time in a mental institution.
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