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74. Blest Are God's Peacemaking Ones

Blest are God’s peacemaking ones, Sent to work in countless ways—
God’s own daughters, God’s own sons, Serving without seeking praise.
Yet like leaven in our bread, They persist to change us all.
By God’s Spirit, they are led To pursue God’s peaceful call.

Bless-ed are God’s prophets, too, Called to challenge what we know.
Working for a world that’s new, Calling us to change and grow.
Though the message that they bear Stands against what powers say—
It is Jesus’ word they share, News of God’s new breaking day.

God, through Jesus’ love and grace, May we live what we profess.
In the challenges we face, May we know what makes us blest.
May we stand against the wrong; May our thirst for you increase.
Give to us a prophet’s song! May we work to bring your peace!

Text Information
First Line: Blest are God's peacemaking ones, Sent to work in countless ways--
Title: Blest Are God's Peacemaking Ones
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2005)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: D
Scripture: Luke 13:20-21; Matthew 5:6; Matthew 5:9; Matthew 13:33
Topic: Justice; Peacemaking
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 2005 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph Parry (1879)
Meter: D
Key: d minor

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