1 God of all human history,
of time long fled and faded,
yours is the secret mastery
by which the years are guided;
King of unchanging glory
from ages unrecorded.

2 God of the hidden future
unfolding life for ever,
hope of each ransomed creature
as time speeds ever faster:
raise us to our full stature
in Christ, our one Redeemer!

3 God of this present moment
requiring our decision,
now is the hour of judgement
for ruin or salvation:
grant us complete commitment
to your most urgent mission!

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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