In the beginning,
before pain and sinning,
the Lord of life made everything good;
but we disobeyed him,
rejected, betrayed him,
so God sent Christ, the Life of the world!
Eyes never seeing,
from truth always fleeing,
now saw the Lord bring sight to the blind;
and deaf ears, unhearing
until his appearing,
were healed by Christ, the Life of the world!
Darkness can cover
the universe over;
injustice, sin, and violence prevail;
Yet God's Spirit moves us
to tell how God loves us,
proclaiming Christ, the Life of the world!
Each son and daughter,
in bread, wine, and water,
my claim the Father's grace through the Son;
and when the grave takes us
our faith in God makes us
alive in Christ, the Life of the world!
Nothing can please us
without life in Jesus,
to him we're joined as fruit to the vine;
the Spirit invites us,
the Father unites us,
made one in Christ, the Life of the world!