We Look to You, O Jesus
LANCASHIRE 18.104.22.168 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).
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