5. The Kingdom We Inherited

The kingdom we inherited
is not a worldly one,
The realm of Christ is everywhere
God's loving work is done.
His legacy is service to
the least of humankind:
In each needy face, he said,
his own face we will find.

A piece of bread, a saving cup
of water in his name,
a welcome to a stranger,
the healing of the lame,
warm clothing for a naked one,
a visit to the bound:
in each simple act of love
the loving Christ is found.

The kingdom we inherited
is not a worldly one,
The realm of Christ is everywhere
God's loving work is done.
Pray bless us, God, as heirs of Love,
that what we do and say
may reflect the face of Christ
to all we meet today.

Text Information
First Line: The kingdom we inherited
Title: The Kingdom We Inherited
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1995)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 86.86.86.76
Scripture: Matthew 25:31-44; John 18:36
Topic: Reign of Christ: care of "the least"
Language: English
Copyright: © 1996, 1997 Abingdon Press
Tune Information
Name: PLACERVILLE
Composer: John D. Horman (1995)
Meter: 86.86.86.76
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1996,1997 Abingdon Press






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