P+13C (2013)

Bible readings:

We Look to You, O Jesus
LANCASHIRE 7.6.7.6 D (“The Day of Resurrection”)

We look to you, O Jesus — in faith, our Pioneer —
For you have gone before us and brought your people here.
You showed us all God’s kingdom, you gave us work to do;
In death you went before us; for life, we turn to you.

Through times of strife and anguish, through times of joy and grace,
Through conflicts with our culture, you’ve brought us to this place;
And still your world is changing, and still we seek to be
A church reformed, reforming in faithful ministry.

Perfecter of the faith, Lord, we look to you each day;
We work for peace and justice, we worship, learn and pray —
And witnesses surround us, a host of saints above,
As we continue sharing the joy of your great love.

Biblical Reference: Hebrews 12:1-2
Tune: Henry Thomas Smart, 1835 (“The Day of Resurrection”)  (MIDI)
Text: Copyright © 2006 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
Copied from Songs of Grace: New Hymns for God and Neighbor by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (Upper Room Books, 2009).
Email: bcgillette@comcast.net     New Hymns: www.carolynshymns.com/

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Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon) in placement at Pilgrim Uniting Church, in Adelaide CBD (12 Flinders St). This blog is mainly to resource worship planners for our services, but of course may be useful for others. We have some great writers of music, words for hymns and liturgy at Pilgrim, so this blog also includes their words.
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