In this place of prayer and singing
generations of the past
joined to share their common worship
of our God, the first, the last.
Through their faith and dedication
came this building made with hands;
filled with God's unchanging presence,
still, this house of worship stands.
Each new year requires commitment
from the followers of the way,
seeking to be faithful, always,
in the challenge of each day.
May the faith of each believer
in all childlike wonder yearn
to be deepened in our calling
as God's will we now discern.
Now, we join in new commitment
to the Lord whom we adore,
let us live to share the Gospel
of Christ's love forevermore.
In this mission, God will lead us;
for this purpose, God has planned
that the Spirit moves us onward
to encourage and expand.
Sing with voices strong and joyful,
join the music of the sphere.
Celebrate with great thanksgiving,
let the song be loud and clear.
Praise our Lord in earth and heaven
for great things our God has done,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Glory to the Three-in-one!