Welcome in the name of Christ
all who enter through our doors.
Preach a vision that explores,
loving Jesus, seeking God;
all, connected or alone,
famed, applauded, or unknown,
called as one to praise and pray -
male and female, straight and gay.
Jesus, help us to engage
all your earthly pilgrimage,
steadfast, faithful then betrayed,
on a brutal cross displayed.
Risen, reborn, from the dead,
at your festive table spread,
may our earth-bound hearts divine
cosmic love in bread and wine.
How can sundered lives unite
in the quest for truth and right?
Black or brown, each storied face
represents the human race;
walking, limping, wheel-chair-bound,
all can intrigue or astound,
seeking Jesus, finding God,
loved and fully understood.