What does the Lord require

What does the Lord require. Albert Frederick Bayly* (1901-1984). Written in 1949 in more archaic language (‘What doth the Lord require’), and published in Rejoice O People (1950) as one of series of seventeen hymns to interpret the message of each of the Hebrew prophets, viewing them in the light of the climax and fulfilment of the Old Testament revelation in the coming of Christ. This one was headed ‘Micah’, and is based on Micah 6:6-8. It is a comprehensive call for the good society, especially mentioning those in power (verse 2) and those in commerce (verse 3), though workers also appear in verse 4. To each of these groups, and to all members of society, the prophet’s command is as...

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