Sing, one and all, a song of celebration,
Of love's renewal, and of hope restored,
As custom yields to ferment of creation,
And we, his Church, obey our living Lord.
Rejoice that still his Spirit is descending
With challenges that faith cannot refuse:
And ask no longer what is worth defending,
But how to make effective God's good news.
We need not now take refuge in tradition,
Like those prepared to make a final stand,
But use it as a springboard of decision
To follow him whose Kingdom is at hand.
To follow him: to share his way of living;
To shape the future as, in him, we should;
To step across the frontiers of forgiving,
And bear the burdens of true brotherhood.
Creative Spirit, let your word be spoken!
your stock of truth invigorates the mind;
Your miracles of grace shall be our token
That only God in Christ can save mankind.