God has spoken to all people
in each age, throughout the earth,
in creation and the Scriptures,
then through Jesus' human birth.
God who spoke at life's beginning
speaks again with each new day,
bidding us to hear and follow
words of life that mark Christ's way.
Triune God who never leaves us,
maker, Savior, Light and Guide,
through the water of baptism
our new life has been supplied.
Bound by water and the Spirit,
sealed and marked, empowered by grace,
known by name as Christ's disciples
we can now the world embrace.
Sovereign God of every person,
different tongues and cultures too,
many races, many talents,
many skins of varied hue,
you have called us to your service,
help us teach and preach and show
virtues, practices and knowledge
so that seeds of faith will grow.
God eternal, everlasting,
speak again that all may hear,
tell of love and hope and promise,
bringing faith to banish fear.
Send us out to tell your story
that the church will grow and thrive,
so all people hear your message
and forever be alive.