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Faith Has Set Us on a Journey

Faith has set us on a journey
       past the landmarks that we know,
              taking risks with no insurance
                     but the Word that tells us "go!"
Friend or job or home or lover
       we may need to leave behind,
              outworn truths and ways of thinking,
                     baggage to the past consigned.

Some are swags of easy conscience
       who with others hitch a ride,
              some are tourist-package Christians,
                     dollar-safe, with Book and guide.
There are others on this journey --
       those who long and pray and search,
              heave the stones to free the structures,
                     love the Christ and leave the Church.

We are this unlikely people
       in the Body knit as one,
              company of clowns and cripples --
                     some are wise and some can run.
Prophets are our travel agents,
       gospel-makers lay this road:
              to the place of peace and promise
                     faith will take us into God.

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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Collections: In Every Corner Sing - Murray

Scriptural Reference:

Theme: Church - Ministry, Faith

Author(s): Murray, Shirley Erena (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: VENTURE - Gibson, Colin (More Hymns | Biography)

Poetic Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.

Date Uploaded: Tue Jun 3 15:52:06 2008

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