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Christ, You Call Us All to Service

Christ, you call us all to service,
     call us all who follow you;
plant in us a deep commitment
     all your work and will to do.
Fire a passion for your justice,
     in us kindle love of peace;
help us heal the brokenhearted,
     to the captive bring release.

Teach us how to work together,
     brothers, sisters, side by side,
equal partners in the struggle,
     in the cause of truth allied.
To each one some gift is given,
     man or woman, young or old--
help us use each skill and talent
     your great purpose to unfold.

Let us be a servant people,
     reconciling, ending strife,
seeking ways more just of sharing
     and of ord'ring human life.
Fill us with a glowing vision
     of this world as it should be;
send us forth to change that vision
     into blest reality.

Joy F. Patterson
Words © 1994 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 1628, 8020

Collections: Come, You People of the Promise - Patterson|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: 1 Corinthians 12:7; Acts 1:8, 2:17-18; Isaiah 61:1-2; Joel 2:28-29; Luke 4:18; Micah 6:8

Theme: Christian Community, Church - Unity, Commitment, Discipleship, Empowerment, Following & Serving, Freedom-Liberation, Justice & Peace, Kingdom of God, Peace on Earth

Author(s): Patterson, Joy F. (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: IN BABILONE -

Poetic Meter: 8.7.8.7.D

Date Uploaded: Wed May 27 14:08:51 2009

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