What does he ask of us, our Savior Christ,
Who died to save the world as soldiers diced;
Who lifts us now above the world's malaise
In earnest prayer and ecstasy of praise?
He lifts us up, in worship's clearer light,
To see and understand our human plight:
How life is flawed, for nations as for us,
By sins that nailed our Savior to the Cross.
This is the Church's Mission, nothing less:
By every means and method God shall bless,
To bring to birth, as his forerunners dreamed,
A just and caring world, by Christ redeemed.
Like leaven in daily bread the Kingdom comes,
As Christ is welcomed in our hearts and homes,
In neighborhood and nation, and all lands:
He holds the whole world in his wounded hands.
Come, Lord of love, renew our faith and hope;
Confirm and strengthen our discipleship.
What you shall ask of us, help us to do;
Where you shall send us, make us glad to go.