O God who gives us life and breath,
who shapes us in the womb,
who guards our lives from birth to death,
then leads us from the tomb:
deliver us from fears that kill
the life we have from you;
help us to know your Spirit still
is making all things new.
O God who calls your people out,
to venture and to dare,
to plumb the bleak abyss of doubt
and find you even there:
when we despair in wandering
through wastes of empty lies,
refresh us with the living spring
of hope that never dies.
O God of covenant and law,
revealed in cloud and flame,
your mighty deeds evoke our awe;
we dare not speak your Name.
Yet we by faith are drawn to you
and will your people prove,
as on our hearts you write anew
the covenant of love.