Lord of the universe,
you reign in splendour,
enthroned above the heavens,
your glory filling the earth.
Forgive us for shrinking you
to a size we can cope with.
Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy

Lord of all wisdom and might,
your ways no-one can fathom:
your purposes no-one can comprehend.
Forgive us for thinking we know better than you.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord almighty, God of power and love
you deal with us according to your eternal plans,
working out your loving purposes in our lives
and changing us from glory to glory.
Forgive us when we kick against your will
and feel hard done by at your plans.
Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy

May God, who knows us better than we know ourselves,
and loves us with an everlasting love,
forgive us our small-mindedness,
heal our rebellion,
and give us a greater vision of his glory.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Written by John Leach
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