God of light and life's creation,
reigning over all supreme,
daunting our imagination,
prospect glorious yet unseen:
Lord, whom earth and heaven obey,
turn towards this house today!
God of alien, God of stranger,
named by nations of the earth;
poor and exile in a manner,
God of harsh and humble birth:
let us all with love sincere
learn to welcome strangers here.
God of justice in our nation,
fearing neither rich nor strong,
granting truth its vindication,
passing sentence on all wrong:
Lord, by whom we die or live,
hear, and as you hear, forgive.
God the Father, Son and Spirit,
Trinity of love and grace,
through your mercy we inherit
word and worship in this place:
let our children all their days
to this house return with praise!