From the Credit Where Credit’s Due Dept.
We give songwriters a rough ride on the podcast, but here are two excellent hymns which we mentioned in Episode 258.
We cannot measure how You heal
By John Bell and Graham Maule.
- We cannot measure how You heal
or answer every sufferer’s prayer,
yet we believe your grace responds
where faith and doubt unite to care.
Your hands, though bloodied on the cross,
survive to hold and heal and warn,
to carry all through death to life
and cradle children yet unborn.
- The pain that will not go away,
the guilt that clings from things long past,
the fear of what the future holds,
are present as if meant to last.
But present too is love which tends
the hurt we never hoped to find,
the private agonies inside,
the memories that haunt the mind.
- So some have come who need Your help
and some have come to make amends,
as hands which shaped and saved the world
are present in the touch of friends.
Lord, let Your Spirit meet us here
to mend the body, mind and soul,
to disentangle peace from pain
and make Your broken people whole.
Take This Moment, Sign and Space – John Bell and Graham Maule.
- Take this moment, sign and space;
Take my friends around;
Here among us make the place
Where your love is found.
- Take the time to call my name,
Take the time to mend
Who I am and what I’ve been,
All I’ve failed to tend.
- Take the tiredness of my days,
Take my past regret,
Letting your forgiveness touch
All I can’t forget
- Take the little child in me
Scared of growing old;
Help me here to find my worth
Made in God’s own mould.
- Take my talents, take my skills,
Take what’s yet to be;
Let my life be yours, and yet
Let it still be me.