Who will bring our worlds together,
cross the span of ocean space?
What will speak to heart and spirit,
every culture, face to face?
Jesus Christ, the bridge between us,
one to one, and land to land,
Word that speaks beyond all language
love that children understand.
Scattered islands, crowded cities,
many contexts are our home,
bounded by Pacific waters,
cast in shadow of the bomb,
here we bring, around one table,
bread of daily life to share,
feeding, nourishing each other,
growing wiser and aware.
In our prayer and in our protest
let our sparks of hope take fire:
let our inner voices make us
soft as petals, tough as wire,
sometimes bending, never broken,
challenging unrighteous powers
till all violence is ended,
till compassion seeds her flowers.
Working to the Spirit's purpose,
celebrating what is just,
engineers of kindlier systems,
architects creating trust,
God in each of us is present,
we are given will and worth
fit for builders of new bridges,
great and small, to change the earth!