O Christ, whose love has sought us out,
alone and lost in desert ways;
we gather round your cross again
in wonder and united praise.
Your life is still the miracle,
our way of living far above,
beyond the reaches of our minds.
We cannot understand; we love.
Ancestral gifts within our hands,
the cherished treasures from the past,
we lay before your feet, O Lord:
cleanse, use them, make them yours at last.
So may we all be one in you,
whose revelations never cease,
whose love and truth are ever new,
and in whose services is our peace.