True Builder of the House,
gives grace to use who sing
with faithful generations that have gone before,
who having praised and prayed and worked and witnessed
here rejoice in greater light upon another shore.
Here is our Jordon,
where with Christ we are baptized;
where we commit ourselves to Christ,
who is the Way: grant us,
with heart and mind and soul afire with love,
to grow more like our Lord in living each new day.
Here is Cana
where you come as wedding guest
to meet our present needs with water turned to wine:
so visit us in all life's better and life's worse
that where the world is darkest love's clear light may shine.
Here is our Upper Room
and through we close our hearts
you come and breathe on us your spirit and your peace:
show us once more your nail-scarred hands and wounded side,
then we can face our doubts and find our faith increase.
Here is Emmaus
where we greet our unknown Lord
inviting him to sit at table as our head:
open our eyes to find the Christ who walk with us
made known in taking wine and breaking of the bread.
So has our master Builder shaped his living stones
to be his Church, his royal priesthood in this place.
Come, Lord, today and take and mold us to your will,
to give in word and work our witness to your grace.