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Our God, Creation's Loving Source

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1 Our God, Creation's loving source,
in love, for love has placed us here
that God's own image, which we bear,
through human loving may shine clear.

2 As God is One in Trinity,
our being, body, mind and soul --
is meant for unity and peace,
a sound and joyful living whole.

3 Desire and tenderness and joy
are holy gifts, and ours to share
in love that's giving, faithful, kind,
and grows in mutual love and care.

4 Within Christ's body may we find
our best and truest selves revealed,
called forth, supported by its love
to live at peace, made whole and healed.

5 Praise God, all living souls on earth
with strings and trumpets, dance, and song!
God's all-surrounding love will be
both home and way our whole life long!

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Author: Joy F. Patterson

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Text Information

First Line: Our God, Creation's loving source
Title: Our God, Creation's Loving Source
Author: Joy F. Patterson (1993)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: © 1994 Hope Publishing Company

Tune

O WALY WALY

O WALY WALY is a traditional English melody associated with the song "O Waly, Waly, gin love be bony," the words of which date back at least to Ramsay's Tea Table Miscellany (1724-1732), and as the setting for a folk ballad about Jamie Douglas. It is also well known in the Appalachian region of the…

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