God our Author and Creator,
in whose life we find our own,
make our daily witness greater
by our lives make your love known.
Help us show how love embraces
those whom fear and greed downtrod;
in all yearning hearts and faces
let us see a child of God.
Like those first apostles, Savior,
give us strength to love and serve:
when our fainting spirits waver,
fire our hearts and steel our nerve.
Teach us wisdom and compassion:
bid our restless thoughts be still;
by your guidance help us fashion
lives conformed unto your will.
Keep us faithful, Holy Spirit,
help us bear the message true,
that at last all lands may hear it:
"God is love; Christ died for you."
Join our lives in mighty chorus
till we come from every place,
with all those who went before us,
to the fullness of God's grace.