Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hymn of the Week - We Are God's People

We are God's people, the chosen of the Lord,
Born of His Spirit, established by His Word; Our
Cornerstone is Christ alone, and strong in Him we stand: O
Let us live transparently, and walk heart to heart and hand in hand.

We are God's loved ones, the Bride of Christ our Lord,
For we have know it, the love of God out-poured; now
Let us learn how to return the gift of love once given: O
Let us share each joy and care, and live with a zeal that pleases Heaven.

We are the Body of which the Lord is Head,
Called to obey Him, now risen from the dead; He
Will us be a family, diverse yet truly one: O
Let us give our gifts to God, and so shall His work on earth be done.

We are a temple, the Spirit's dwelling place,
Formed in great weakness, a cup to hold God's grace; we
Die alone, for on its own each ember loses fire: yet
Joined in one the flame burns on to give warmth and light, and to inspire.
Words by Brian Jeffery Leech, 1976
Music by Johannes Brahms, 1877, Tune: Symphony

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