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We Are Your People

We are your people,
Spirit of grace,
       you dare to make us
       to all our neighbors
Christ's living voice, hands and face.

Joined in community,
treasured and fed,
       may we discover
       gifts in each other,
willing to lead and be led.

Rich in diversity,
help us to live
       closer than neighbors,
       open to strangers,
able to clash and forgive.

Glad of tradition,
help us to see
       in all life's changing
       where you are leading,
where our best efforts should be.

Give, as we venture
justice and care
       (peaceful, resisting,
       waiting or risking)
wisdom to know when and where.

Spirit, unite us;
make us, by grace,
       willing and ready,
       Christ's living body,
loving the whole human race.

Brian Wren
Words © 1975, 1995 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 674, 1884, 840, 8020, 8755

Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|Faith Renewed - Wren|Hymnal Supplement|Hymnal Supplement II|My Child Is a Flower - Damon|Onward! - Wren|Piece Together Praise - Wren|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: 1 Corinthians 12:1-30; Ephesians 4:7-13; Hebrews 13:2; Luke 10:27-29; Romans 12:3-8

Theme: Church - Ministry, Church - Nature, Church - Unity, Confirmation, Following & Serving, Heritage, Holy Spirit, Mission, Ordination

Author(s): Wren, Brian (More Hymns | Biography)

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