Lord of Life we Come to You

Blue northern lights:    Lord of life, we come to you Lord of all, our Saviour be; come to bless and to heal with the light of your love.  2  Through the days of doubt and toil, in our joy and in our pain, guide our steps in your way, make us one in your love
This short hymn of petition for healing and unity was written by Catherine Walker (b 1958).   Copyright is held by St Mungo Music of Glasgow, so she is presumably Scottish.

With meter 7.7.6.6, it is set to a Scots Gaelic folk tune ERISKAY LOVE LILT, which was arranged by the compilers of the 1998 hymnal "Common Ground".  This has a 3/4 or 6/8 time signature. In the key of E, the first few notes are EG B cBG E_.

It is not the same as Patrick Appleford's hymn The Quest, which starts "Lord of life you give us all our days" (ref).



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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1  Lord of life, we come to you
...  with the light of your love.

2  Through the days of doubt and toil .... 

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