(A Challenging Modern Hymn by Albert Bayly from Micah 6, verses 6-8, with music by Michael Lehr)

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Albert Bayly wrote some excellent modern hymns, although most are normally sung to traditional tunes.
I thought that this one could do with a more vigorous alternative in a guitar-based idiom.

(page one of 'What Does The Lord Require' sheet music in *.gif format)

Words (by Albert F Bayly)

What does the Lord require for praise and offering?
What sacrifice of praise or tribute bid you bring?
Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.

Rulers of men, give ear! should you not justice know?
Will God your pleading hear while crime and cruelty grow?
Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.

Masters of wealth and trade, all you for whom men toil,
Think not to win God's aid if lies your commerce soiled.
Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.

Still down the ages ring the prophet's stern commands:
To merchant, worker, king, he brings God's high demands:
Do justly love mercy, walk humbly with your God.

How shall our lives fulfil God's law so hard and high?
Let Christ endue our will with grace to fortify.
Then justly, in mercy, we'll humbly walk with God.

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