God of caring, bind us firmly
To the friends we see each day.
Keep us always in your circle,
Loving near and far away.
All the people who would claim you:
Call you God and know your Son -
Would be bound within love's holding
Making many seem as one.
We, the people who have asked you
To come in, our lives to fill:
Grant us your complete compassion
Let us live within your will.
We would ever be your people
Going forth, the Cross before:
Soldier, lover, thinker, keepers,
All together to adore.
Ever knowing, ever seeing
God we feel in Spirit's breath.
Breaking out of old discussion
Enter new, and conquer death!
God forever is our champion
Steering us the path to go
We, the people who are granted
All the love and God to know.