Ephesians 3 (This then is my prayer)

Kneeling in prayer before the cross at sunset - This then is my prayer, Falling on my knees, Before the God who is Father And source of all life. May He in His love, Through the spirit of Christ, Give you the power to grow strong In your innermost self.  1  May Christ live in your hearts And may your lives rooted in love Grow strong in him. 2  May you with all the saints Grow in the power to understand How he loves you. 3  Oh how can I explain In all its depth and all its scope; His love, God’s love. 4  For his love is so full It is beyond all we can dream; His love in Christ. 5  And so Glory to Him Working in us, who can do more Than we can pray.
This hymn about finding interior strength through faith was written by English Roman Catholic religious (De la Salle) brother, Damian Lundy (1944-1996), based on Ephesians 3:14-21.

It was originally included in Songs of the Spirit Volume 1, published in 1978, and later in Hymns Old and New Catholic 2009 edition - the latter is the only located source of sheet music.

It is set to an unnamed tune written by XXX Gerard Markland (). This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of C, the first few notes are E E GE D_ C C EC A,_, with accompanying chords G and Am7.




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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on the Transcript section of this website. A rough outline is:
This then is my prayer,
Falling on my knees,
Before the God who is
Father And source of all life.
May He in His love,
Through the spirit of Christ,
Give you the power to grow strong
In your innermost self.

1 May Christ live in your hearts ...

2 May you with all the saints ...

3 Oh how can I explain ...

(chorus is not sung after verse 3)

4 For his love is so full ...

5 And so glory to Him ..

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