1 From you all skill and science flow,
all pity, care and love,
all calm and courage, faith and hope
O pour them from above!

2 And share them, Lord, to each and all,
as each and all have need;
so let your gifts return to you
in noble thought and deed.

3 And hasten, Lord, that perfect day
when pain and death shall cease,
and your just rule shall fill the earth
with health and light and peace:

4 When ever green the grass shall be,
and ever blue the skies,
and our destruction shall no more
deface your paradise.

Michael Perry (Word and Music) (1942 - 1996) version of part of Accept this building, gracious Lord , Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)
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