O God, each day you bless us with gifts of your shalom:
You give us peace and justice, you welcome lost ones home.
You care for your creation and set your people free;
You offer us salvation and build community.
You make us sons and daughters—baptized and reconciled!
You show us each peacemaker is blest as your own child.
You fill us at your table with strength for each new day;
Then Spirit-filled we’re able to live your peaceful way.
We’ll worship, pray and study, to learn new skills for peace;
We’ll work as one strong body so justice will increase.
We’ll build new global friendships, seek peace in every land,
Protect the earth you gave us and give with outstretched hand.
You give your church a vision, a way of life, a prayer:
Your will is done in heaven; now bring in your reign here!
And when we wonder, grieving, at what the nations do,
God, may we work, believing there’s hope in serving you.
Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed the tune in 1835 for use at a missions festival at Blackburn, Lancashire, England. For that festival, which celebrated the three-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in England, the tune was set to Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) “From Greenland's Icy Mountains.”…