1 Here to the house of God we come,
home of the people of the Way,
here to give thanks for all we have,
naming our needs for every day,
we who have roof and rent and bread,
sure of a place to rest our head.
2 There is a knocking at our door,
sound of the homeless of the world,
voice of the frightened refugee,
cry of the children in the cold,
asking the least that is their right,
safety and shelter for the night.
3 God who is shelter, who is home,
in borrowed rooms you came to live,
pleaded to save the dispossessed,
crucified, lay in borrowed grave:
these are no strangers in your eyes,
this is your family which cries.
4 We are all tenants of your love;
gather us round a common fire,
warm us in company with Christ,
give us the heart to feel, to share
table and lodging with free hand,
space in our living, in our land.
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|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #195||Here to the house of God we come||KHAO I DANG||Shirley Erena Murray (b. 1931)||88 88 88||Luke 9:58; Luke 11:2-3; Matthew 6:10-11; Matthew 8:20; Matthew 25:31-46||2005||Our Response to God | in the worship of God's house; Children | ; Church | images of; Gathering | ; God | names and imags of; Strangers and Exiles ||