Song or Hymn

We shall go out with hope of resurrection

Mon, 2015-03-30 14:53 -- Ben Treadaway

We shall go out with hope of resurrection;
we shall go out, from strength to strength go on;
we shall go out and tell our stories boldly;
tales of a love that will not let us go.
We'll sing our songs of wrongs that can be righted;
we'll dream our dream of hurts that can be healed;
we'll weave a cloth of all the world united
within the vision of new life who sets us free.

There Is A Longing

Mon, 2015-03-30 14:53 -- Ben Treadaway

There is a longing in our hearts, O Lord,
for you to reveal yourself to us.
There is a longing in our hearts
for love we only find in you, our God.

For justice, for freedom,
for mercy: hear our prayer.
In sorrow, in grief:
be near, hear our prayer, O God.

For wisdom, for courage,
for comfort: hear our prayer.
In weakness, in fear:
be near, hear our prayer, O God.

For healing, for wholeness,
for new life: hear our prayer.
In sickness, in death:
be near, hear our prayer, O God.

There is a line of women, extending back to Eve

Mon, 2015-03-30 14:53 -- Ben Treadaway

There is a line of women, extending back to Eve
Whose role in shaping history God only could conceive
And though, through endless ages, their witness was repressed
God valued and encouraged then through whom the world was blessed

So sing a song of Sarah to laughter she gave birth
And sing a song of Tamar who stood for women’s worth
And sing a song of Hannah who bargained with her Lord
And sing a song of Mary who bore and bred God’s Word

Spirit of justice

Mon, 2015-03-30 14:52 -- Ben Treadaway

Spirit of justice,
Move in the world’s heart,
Making oases,
Binding up wounds.
In you the lame walk,
through you the blind see,
With you the deaf talk,
All is set free.

Spirit of justice,
Move in our own hearts.
Bring us catharsis,
Set us on fire.
Let others’ needing
Temper our freedom;
Shape all our hoping,
Colour our dreams.

She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters

Mon, 2015-03-30 14:52 -- Ben Treadaway

She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters,
Hovering on the chaos of the world’s first day;
She sighs and she sings, mothering creation,
Waiting to give birth to all the Word will say.

She wings over earth, resting where she wishes,
Lighting close at hand or soaring through the skies;
She nests in the womb, welcoming each wonder,
Nourishing potential hidden to our eyes.

Praise with joy the world's Creator

Mon, 2015-03-30 14:51 -- Ben Treadaway

Praise with joy the world's Creator,
God of justice, love, and peace,
source and end of human knowledge,
Force of greatness without cease.
Celebrate the Maker's glory,
power to rescue and release.

Praise to Christ who feeds the hungry,
frees the captive, finds the lost,
heals the sick, up-sets religion,
fearless both of fate and cost.
Celebrate Christ's constant presence:
friend and stranger, guest and host.

Praise to you, our great Creator

Mon, 2015-03-30 14:50 -- Ben Treadaway

Praise to you, our great Creator,
You rejoice when we are strong;
Fill our hearts with loving power;
Bring us Wisdom with your song.
Alleluia, alleluia,
It's to you that we belong.

Praise to you, the Christ, Transformer,
You have shared our wilderness;
Lead us to the streams of mercy,
Purify our bitterness
Alleluia, alleluia,
Human God of gentleness.

For the healing of the nations

Mon, 2015-03-30 14:49 -- Ben Treadaway

For the healing of the nations,
Lord, we pray with one accord,
for a just and equal sharing
of the things that earth affords.
To a life of love in action
help us rise and pledge our word.

Lead us forward into freedom,
from despair your world release,
that, redeemed from war and hatred,
all may come and go in peace.
Show us how through care and goodness
fear will die and hope increase.

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