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!
Joseph Parry (b. Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1841; d. Penarth, Glamorganshire, 1903) was born into a poor but musical family. Although he showed musical gifts at an early age, he was sent to work in the puddling furnaces of a steel mill at the age of nine. His family immigrated to a Welsh…
Display Title: Blest Are God's Peacemaking OnesFirst Line: Blest are God's peacemaking ones, Sent to work in countless ways--Tune Title: ABERYSTWYTHAuthor: Carolyn Winfrey GilletteMeter: 188.8.131.52 DScripture: Luke 13:20-21; Matthew 5:6; Matthew 5:9; Matthew 13:33Date: 2009Subject: Justice | ; Peacemaking |