by your patience and your courage, you have taught us work is good., 576

courage that perseveres when there is small success:, 800

give courage our faint souls to keep, and trust you though you slay, 750

Give me your courage, Lord, to speak whenever strong oppress the weak., 150, 686

grant them courage and compassion shown through word and deed and prayer., 642

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage for the facing of this hour, 751

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days, 751

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, lest we miss your kingdom's goal, 751

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage serving you whom we adore, 751

he will have me where he is.  Shall my courage then be shaken?, 215

let courage rise with danger, and with God's strength oppose., 752

Let us seek the courage needed, our high calling to fulfill, 635

Source of courage when hearts are weary, 499

Then grant us courage, Father God, to choose again the pilgrim way, 221

when hope and courage falter, Lord, let your voice be heard, 683


Make us, O God, a church that dares courageously to act, 524


and run my earthly course with joy, and closely walk with you to heav'n., 638

blend, O God, our faith and learning till they carve a single course, 664


His law he enforces; the stars in their courses and sun in its orbit obediently shine, 448

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, sun, moon, and stars in their courses above, 460


and earth, with her ten thousand tongues, shall fill your courts with sounding praise., 455

bring us at length, we pray, to the bright courts of heaven and into endless day., 302

God his own shall tend and nourish, in his holy courts they flourish., 667

here's my heart, O take and seal it; seal it for thy courts above., 782

Hushed was the evening hymn, the temple courts were dark, 609

Lord God of hosts! O may our praise your courts with grateful incense fill, 31

O enter then his gates with joy; within his courts his praise proclaim., 539

O then with hymns of praise these hallowed courts shall ring, 517

'tis his love his people raises in his courts to reign as kings, 522

with his true saints alone the courts of heav'n are filled, 517

covenant  (see also: cov’nant)

Come then, come, O flock of Jesus, covenant with him anew, 196, 673

His oath, his covenant, his blood sustain me in the raging flood, 771

ourselves in covenant now bind with soul and strength, with heart and mind, 399

The covenant, so long revealed to those of faith in former time, 339

the promise of salvation, the covenant restored, 508

We covenant in church and home this peace to show each other, 121

We covenant with hand and heart to follow Christ, our Lord, 183, 209

We in one covenant are joined and one in Jesus are, 527

With one Cup and with one Bread thus one covenant way we tread., 126, 525

Wonder of wonders, here revealed; God’s covenant withn us is sealed., 410


cover my defenseless head with the shadow of thy wing., 724

for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the seas., 682

Plenteous grace with thee is found, grace to cover all my sin, 724

cov'nant  (see also: covenant)

Become the neverfailing wine, the spring of joy that shall incline our hearts to bear the cov'nant sign:, 424

Let them your cov'nant mercies share as we our faith proclaim., 409

Lord, may we be faithful to our cov'nant found, 746

The cov'nant is made with you as my Head., 608

unto such as keep God's cov'nant and are steadfast in his way, 458


from cowardice defend us, from lethargy awake!, 634


and his shelter was a stable, and his cradle was a stall, 292

and stay by my cradle till morning is nigh., 301

Cold on his cradle the dewdrops are shining, 317

Come to him, poor and lowly, around the cradle throng, 284

still such a cradle would not do to hold a babe as great as you., 307


With craft and dreadful might he arms himself to fight., 788


Crashing waters at creation, ordered by the Spirit's breath, 767


craving pardon for your foes: hear us, holy Jesus., 352

My spirit's hungry craving you can forever still, 484


all thought of vengeance or envy or hate. Help us, your children, shalom to create., 687

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right  spirit within me., 79

know that the Lord is God alone; he can create, and he destroy., 455

We who endanger, who create hunger, agents of death for all creatures that live, 655


a world that was created for a harmony of peace., 696

earth and heaven sprang to being, all created things began., 699

Praise we all our God eternal who created land and sea, 637

Thus on earth the Word appears, gracing his created spheres, 265


till love creates the place wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling., 492


Creating God, your fingers trace the bold designs of farthest space, 385

Holy Spirit, still creating Christ's one church in tongues of flame, 496


A new creation comes to life and grows, 366

all creation worships you, the Father everlasting., 234

All creation, join in praising God the Father, Spirit, Son, 293

All creation, join to say: Alleluia!, 359

and only you are God's true Son who was before creation., 472

and we with all creation in chorus make reply., 342

and with its first birth-cries creation was born, 382

but the harmony of the creation is broken by selfhood and vice, 656

Chosen and sent by the Father before earth's creation, 639

Crashing waters at creation, ordered by the Spirit's breath, 767

Fairest Lord Jesus! King of creation!, 470

Finish, then, your new creation, pure and spotless, gracious Lord, 218

Finish, then, your new creation; pure and spotless let us be, 474

for all the earth’s redemption, creation made anew, 56, 256

For the fruit of all creation, thanks be to God., 449

Give heed, O saints of God! Creation cries in pain, 628

God refresh your whole creation! Timeless is salvation's role!, 632

God who breathes through all creation: God is love, eternal love., 463

God-spoken prophecy, word at creation: “You came from dust and to dust shall return.”, 813

heav'n and earth and all creation, praise and glorify his name., 454

I hear the real, though far off hymn that hails a new creation., 701

it is as though the whole creation cried alleluia!, 532

Jesus, life of all the world, source and sum of all creation, 363

Let all creation join in one to bless the sacred name, 477

Let all creation sing to Christ, our loving King:, 552

let creation sing before him and exalt him with one voice., 463

Let the whole creation cry, "Glory to the Lord on high!", 127

lives now the firstborn of the new creation, 626

Now all creation joins in praise, the fields and flowers in beauty blaze, 365

O day, for which creation and all its tribes were made!, 394

Of whom all nature has creation, eternal Father, Spirit, Word, 237

Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation!, 530

redeem your whole creation with your almighty hand, 142, 683

she is his new creation by water and the word, 511

Sing praise to God who reigns above, the God of all creation, 15, 537

Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation., 238

Spirit, working in creation, bringing order out of strife, 223

tell how he stooped to save his lost creation, 618

The whole creation longs for the day when we're set free, 503

to work till all creation sings, to fill all worlds, to crown all things., 579

Water has held us, moved by creation., 408

where your purpose for creation and the pulse of life are found., 664

Your love has set us in the generations, God of creation., 812


O day of God, draw nigh as at creation's birth, 681

once you sang creation's story, now proclaim Messiah’s birth, 293

Our God eternal, reigning, creation's life sustaining, our refuge and our home, 806

the whole creation's Head and Lord, by all in heav'n and earth adored, 279

the whole creation's Head and Lord, by highest seraphim adored, 278


life itself, creative, free: we believe in God., 387

Then let us place ourselves in God's creative hands, 698


Alleluia! Our Creator, Christ and Spirit -- this our creed., 637

and praise our God and Lord, Creator, Spirit, Word., 272

Creator of the rolling spheres, the Master of all time., 405

creator of the world are you, its Savior and its King, 374

Creator of the world, our only strength for good., 272

Creator of this planet and all we see or dream., 435

Great Creator, life-bestower, truth beyond all thought's recall, 642

Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving to God the Creator triumphantly raise, 448

Lifegiving Creator of both great and small, of all life the maker, the true life of all, 457

Only Immortal One, Mighty Creator! We are your creatures and children of earth., 813

Teacher, Creator, God, enfold us in your arms, 801

they see where Christ Jesus sits, crowned on the throne, the equal of God our creator, 393

We praise you, Father, Creator; we adore you forever., 102

We thank you, our Creator, for all things bright and good, 453

You, Creator God, have written your great name on humankind, 685

Creator's praise

From all that dwell below the skies let the Creator's praise arise, 551


for the creature he fashioned. He will prove his faithfulness to you, 275

God of the rainbow God of the cross God of the empty grave, 462

how does the creature cry woe how does the creature cry save, 26, 462

how does the creature say awe how does the creature say praise, 26, 462

How does the creature say Care, how does the creature say Life?, 30, 462

how does the creature say love how does the creature say peace, 30, 462

Let ev'ry creature rise and bring the highest honors to our King, 404

Though circled by the hosts on high, he deigned to cast a loving eye upon his helpless creature, 278


and creaturely voices sang praise to the morn., 382


all earth and trees, all skies and seas, all creatures ev'rywhere., 456

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, 467

Bless your maker, all you creatures, ever under God's control, 458

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below, 569, 817

the Singer was pleased as the earthsang the song, the choir of the creatures re-echoed it long., 382

The sounds of the creatures were one with their Lord's, 382

through all ranks of creatures, to the central height, 480

We are your creatures and children of earth., 813

We who endanger, who create hunger, agents of death for all creatures that live, 655


Alleluia! Our Creator, Christ and Spirit -- this our creed., 637

lest we justify some terror with an antiquated creed., 664

Redeeming God, your arms embrace all now despised for creed or race, 385


and find that serving you through them transcends our human creeds, 395

deeper than our minds can fathom, greater than our creeds rehearse:, 642


Now all the woods are sleeping, through fields the shadows creeping, and cities sink to rest, 572


Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, 301


it is as though the whole creation cried alleluia!, 532

who cried our tears and shared our joys, who roundly laughed with mirth., 481


from the swords of Herod's soldiers, ravaged homes and parents' cries --, 692

gentle our hurts and still our cries; comfort, heal, bless make us wise., 497

Give heed, O saints of God! Creation cries in pain, 628

Up through endless ranks of angels, cries of triumph in his ears, 370

Where cross the crowded ways of life, where sound the cries of race and clan, 581


Of what great crime have you to make confession, what dark transgression?, 351

Will God your pleading hear while crime and cruelty grow?, 695


Day in the east is breaking; day o'er the crimsoned earth, 284


when the crippled in their weakness strengthen others, 689


Straight shall be what long was crooked, and the rougher places plain!, 264


and his death for us on the shameful cross., 197

and on this cross you died for us to set your people free, 374

and since you, for sinners suff’ring on the cross were made an off’ring, 202

And then one day I'll cross the river, I'll fight life's final war with pain, 706

and under cross, reproach, and shame, to glorify his name., 183, 209

as he endured the cross, so let us love in Christ., 668

Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, by the cross are sanctified, 76

Baptize us with your Spirit, Lord, your cross on us be signed, 321

Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain, 757

Beneath the cross of Jesus I long to take my stand, 329

bore the cross to save us, hope and freedom gave us., 186, 270, 273

born as a man to die, nailed to a cross on high, 407

But, O my Jesus, you did me upon the cross embrace, 602

Christ is alive! Let Christians sing. The cross stands empty to the sky., 362

Christ the everlasting Word, who for us the cross endured, 387

Christ, who on the cross forsaken, like a lamb to slaughter led, 699

Do we pass that cross unheeding, breathing no repentant vow, 331

Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord, to the cross where thou hast died, 607

for only those who bear the cross may hope to wear the glorious crown., 758

Give us faith to follow you through cross to faith's reward, 336

God of the rainbow God of the cross God of the empty grave, 462

graven in our hearts forever, dwell the cross, the Crucified., 331

he bore the shameful cross and death, for us gave up his dying breath., 485

He who bore all pain and loss comfortless upon the cross, 360

help me to bear the cross when life is bleak and cheerless, 615

here are table, font, and pulpit; here the cross has central place., 564

his baptism in Jordan river; his death on cross for my salvation, 237

Hold now your cross before my closing eyes., 807

I know not how that Calvary's cross a world from sin could free, 704

I see the cross -- there teach my heart to cling., 490

In blazing light your cross reveals the truth we dimly knew:, 777

In the cross of Christ I glory, not in power, wealth or fame., 332

In the cross of Christ I glory, there for all was grace made free., 332

In the cross of Christ I glory, tow'ring o'er the wrecks of time, 76

In the cross sin's curse is broken for the sake of Jesus' name., 332

is nailed to his cross and I bear it no more, 754

Jesus, for your love most tender on the cross for sinners shown, 310

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim, 623

Lord, who in your cross and passion hung beneath a darkened sky, 692

may our eyes be ever turning to behold your cross anew, 331

May our hearts incline to you as we keep your cross in view, 352

my sinful self my only shame, my glory all, your cross., 329

nature's wonder, Jesus' wisdom, costly cross, grave's shattered door, 652

O Christ, who by a cross made peace your sign, 766

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies. Alleluia!, 359

Shun not suff'ring, shame or loss; learn of him to bear the cross., 349

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, as soldiers of the cross:, 752

Take up your cross, and follow Christ, nor think till death to lay it down, 758

Take up your cross, heed not the shame, and let your foolish heart be still, 758

Take up your cross, let not its weight fill your weak spirit with alarm, 758

"Take up your cross," the Savior said, "if you would my disciple be, 758

Take up your cross, then, in his strength, and calmly ev'ry danger brave:, 758

take up your cross with willing heart, and humbly follow after me.", 758

teaching us to bear our cross to know your kind of joy., 336

that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, 465

The cross, the cross, O, that’s my gain, 198

the cross you hung upon -- all you endeavored done., 644

the Lord for you accepted death upon a cross, on Calvary's hill., 758

The Lord is ris'n again, who on the cross did bleed, 356

The shadow of your cross, Lord, be my abiding place, 329

the words of grace and mercy, the cross and all its pains, 508

There are depths of love that I cannot know 'til I cross the narrow sea, 607

Upon the cross of Jesus, my eye by faith can see, 329

washed in your blood, we lose our stains, and with your cross you break our chains., 333

we join with those before us in holding high the cross., 433

we may weep beneath his cross, but he wept and bled for us., 346

we now receive the grace sent down, which makes us share his cross and crown., 700

We own the doctrine of your cross to be our sole foundation, 200

When I survey the wondrous cross, on which the Prince of glory died, 80, 350

When to the cross I turn my eyes, and rest on Calvary, 422

Where cross the crowded ways of life, where sound the cries of race and clan, 581

while on cross you hung suspended till your life in flesh had ended., 419

who by his cross a ransom gave from all our sins., 425

Who did once, upon the cross, alleluia!, 358

Who endured the cross and grave, alleluia!, 358

who for the world was sacrificed upon the cross to save us, 472

who upon the cross, forsaken, worked your mercy's perfect deed:, 148, 688

With humble thanks we now adore you; your cross our glory shall remain, 340

with cruel mockings to the cross they urge you, 351

with us the cross to bear for Christ our Lord., 640

yet upon the cross extended, you have borne the pain of all., 331

You once suffered on the cross to atone for sinners' guilt, 741

your cross is lifted o'er us; we journey in its light, 753

your festal banner wave on high, the cross of Christ your king., 786

Your willing death upon the cross has earned God's priceless gift for us:, 333


saints and angels crowd around him, own his title, praise his name., 406

to lay our bed on rougher ground, to set our table in the crowd, 440

We'll crowd your gates with thankful songs, high as the heav'n our voices raise, 455


The years have all been crowded with tokens of your love, 13

Where cross the crowded ways of life, where sound the cries of race and clan, 581


From the towns' dusty clamor and the crowds milling there, 748

In the crowds that came to Jesus, teaching up and down the land, 130

who fed the crowds that pressed him round and made the blind to see., 481

Would crowds that followed turn away? Would pow'rs of evil hold their sway?, 337


All things you send are full of grace; you crown our lives with favor., 761

and crown him, crown him, crown him, and crown him Lord of all., 402

bold I approach the eternal throne and claim the crown, through Christ, my own., 773

bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all!, 403

crown your ancient Church's story; bring its bud to glorious flower., 751

Crown him! Crown him! Crown him! Crown him!, 406

Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o'er the grave, 405

Crown him the Lord of years, the risen Lord sublime, 405

Crown him the Lord of love; behold his hands and side, 405

Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne, 405

Crown him, you martyrs of our God who from his altar call, 402, 403

crown, Lord, your servants who have won the victory through you., 348

Crown the Savior! Angels crown him! Rich the trophies Jesus brings, 406

Crown the Savior, King of kings., 406

Crown us with love enduring and promises of grace, 13

daily pow'r to conquer sin; patient faith, the crown to win., 426

did e’er such love and sorrow meet, or thorns compose so rich a crown?, 80, 350

Father, who the crown shall give, Savior, by whose death we live, 216

Fix in us your humble dwelling, all your faithful mercies crown., 474

for only those who bear the cross may hope to wear the glorious crown., 758

for us you wore a crown of thorns, a crown of life securing., 384

His kingly crown is holiness; his scepter is his loveliness, 272

My Lord, you wore no royal crown; you did not wield the pow’rs of state, 583

now Jesus, only, be my treasure, my joy, my crown while life shall last, 340

now scornfully surrounded with thorns your only crown., 345

on that royal head he wore a crown of thorns instead., 336

should success your labor crown, give the praise to him alone., 444

the crown awaits the conquest; lead on, O God of might!, 753

They crown your head with thorns, they smite, they scourge you, 351

To ev'ryone who conquers, a crown of life shall be, 752

To him shall endless prayer be made and praises throng to crown his head, 404

to work till all creation sings, to fill all worlds, to crown all things., 579

truly I'd serve thee, light of my soul, my joy, my crown., 470

we now receive the grace sent down, which makes us share his cross and crown., 700

You rose, our king victorious, that they might wear the crown, 391


but crowned with glory like the sun that lights the morning sky., 257

Sinners in derision crowned him, mocking thus the Savior's claim, 406

There his children gather round, bright like stars, with glory crowned., 292

they see where Christ Jesus sits, crowned on the throne, the equal of God our creator, 393

we worship you alone, whose love has crowned our days., 633


Crowning gift of resurrection sent from your ascended throne, 98

May he with all his gifts impart his crowning gift, a thankful heart., 816


casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea, 381

Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne, 405

crowns and empires fall before you, claim the kingdom for your own, 259

Crowns become the victor's brow., 406

Praise to God, immortal praise, for the love that crowns our days!, 119

till we cast our crowns before you, lost in wonder, love, and praise., 474

whose loving kindness crowns our days! O bless the Lord, my soul!, 546


and all find fresh hope and purpose in Christ Jesus crucified, 526

and send us forth where duty calls to serve the crucified!, 524

Christ our Savior, Sov'reign, Shepherd, word made flesh, love crucified, 642

Crucified this world once saw you; now in glory you abide., 330

glory to you, the Lamb who died. All hail our king, the crucified., 436

graven in our hearts forever, dwell the cross, the Crucified., 331

haunted by that life so tender, pard'ning, bleeding, crucified., 557

So shall our song of triumph ever be: praise to the Crucified for victory!, 623

so the Christian centers wholly in Christ Jesus crucified., 715

that I naught beside may know but you only, the Lord crucified., 608

‘twas there my Lord was crucified, 198

We take the bread and wine from him, the crucified:, 210

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?, 354

where the dear Lord was crucified, who died to save us all., 353


even death by crucifixion: our atonement full and free., 334


they give you gall to drink, they still decry you; they crucify you., 351


he breaks the cruel oppressor's rod and wins salvation glorious., 788

hush the storm of strife and passion, bid its cruel discords cease., 648

redress sin's cruel consequence; give justice larger place., 628

with cruel mockings to the cross they urge you, 351


My Jesus' blood was cruelly spilled; that I might live, God’s Son was killed., 776


Will God your pleading hear while crime and cruelty grow?, 695


O ye, beneath life's crushing load, whose forms are bending low, 286


Across the world, across the street, the victims of injustice cry, 694

all who cry for peace and justice, all who curse and all who bless:, 697

alleluia! Hear the sinful cry to you from day to day., 373

and with this joyful cry worship begins and ends:, 210

By your pard'ning grace I live; daily still I cry, forgive., 779

dark midnight was my cry, give me Jesus., 573

for that last triumphant cry, praise you evermore on high., 334

Hark, angelic voices cry, singing evermore on high: Alleluia!, 360

hear the cry that we are raising; hear, and bless our prayers and praising., 558

hear the news that John did cry: “God to us is drawing nigh, 60

How does the creature cry Woe?  How does the creature cry Save?, 26

I, the Lord of sea and sky,I have heard my people cry., 641

"It is finished!" hear him cry; learn of Jesus Christ to die., 349

Lamb of God, O hear my cry: by your bitter agony, 744

Let the whole creation cry, "Glory to the Lord on high!", 127

lives in glory now on high, pleads for us, and hears our cry: Alleluia!, 360

Lord, we cry to you for help. Only you can heal our pain., 760

Midnight hears the welcome voices and at the thrilling cry rejoices:, 258

O hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea., 725

Out of the depths I cry to you; O Father, hear me calling., 761

pardon our transgressions, hear our earnest cry, 770

Pass me not, O gentle Savior, hear my humble cry, 772

Prince of life, O hear my cry: by your glorious majesty, 744

Ride on! Ride on in majesty! Hear all the tribes hosanna cry, 343

Salvation to God who sits on the throne. Let all cry aloud and honor the Son, 105, 565

Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry; while on others thou art calling; do not pass me by., 772

Son of God, O hear my cry: by the holy mystery, 744

Still your children wander homeless; still the hungry cry for bread, 688

Then shall we join the hosts that cry, "O holy, holy Lord Most High!", 561

Through every age you heard our cry; through ev’ry age we found you nigh, 147

Up, pray and watch and wrestle; at midnight comes the cry., 256

veil their faces to the presence, as with ceaseless voice they cry:, 271

when athirst to him I cry, living water he'll supply., 662

while angels in their songs rejoice, and cry, "Behold he prays!", 749

yet in his promise we rejoice, and cry, "My Lord and God!", 713


but little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes., 301

For the herald's voice is crying in the desert far and near, 264

Wake, awake, for night is flying,"the watchmen on the heights are crying, 258

with none to heed their crying for life and love and light, 634


Open now the crystal fountain where the healing waters flow, 790

where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea., 373


which the folk of countless cultures in new words and rhythms raise., 684


Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?, 743


You made no mean or cunning move, chose no unworthy compromise, 583


Do not one cup, one loaf declare our oneness in the Lord?, 417

For this bread and cup of blessing are for us the sure possessing, 187

from deepest anguish saving, with bliss my cup can fill., 484

give the cup of water and the loaf of bread --, 582

He took the cup and blessed the wine: "Share this new testament, my blood!", 355

Is not the cup we bless and share the blood of Christ outpoured?, 417

my cup with blessings overflows; your oil anoints my head., 730

my head thou dost with oil anoint, and my cup overflows, 720

One bread, one cup, one body we, rejoicing in our unity, 228

One cup they drank, one bread they broke, 396

Ponder now the holy cup, filled with mercy lifted up., 227

The cup of water giv'n for you still holds the freshness of your grace, 581

thy testamental cup I take, and thus remember thee., 422

When our joy fills up our cup to overflowing, 689

With one Cup and with one Bread thus one covenant way we tread., 126, 525


May our learning curb the error which unthinking faith can breed, 664


and by our faults obscure your pow'r to cleanse and cure., 644

Cure your children's warring madness, bend our pride to your control, 751

For he alone, whose blood was shed, can cure the fever in our blood, 694


As two currents in a river fight each other's undertow, 664

Jordan's strong currents God's Son announcing, 408


all who cry for peace and justice, all who curse and all who bless:, 697

he comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found, 294

In the cross sin's curse is broken for the sake of Jesus' name., 332

The selfishness which is our human curse, the arsenal of hatred which we nurse, 766

What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to bear the dreadful curse for my soul?, 328

You have in our stead the curse endured, and for us eternal life procured, 82


cursed by strangers and condemned, abandoned by his friends, 336

cymbal's clearest tone

let saints and angels sing before you with harp and cymbal's clearest tone., 258