Joy has blossomed out of sadness.
Call our neighbors, near and far.
Bring to God, with grateful gladness,
all we have and all we are.
God, who grieved with us at midnight,
turns our shadows into sunlight.
Praise our Maker, Friend and Helper,
healing Tree and guiding Star.
Christ our Truth, in whom we gather,
founding Rock of all we share,
build our hearts and lives together
in a house of praise and prayer,
open, joyful, safe, and spacious,
living proof that God is gracious,
meeting-place of friends and strangers,
home of hope, with room to spare.
Healing Spirit, flowing through us,
daily make your presence known.
Challenge, comfort, and renew us;
we are Christ's, and not our own.
At our doors the world is waiting.
Lead us out, anticipating
in our caring, work and striving,
faith to live by grace alone.