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The Kingdom We Inherited

Representative Text

The kingdom we inherited
is not a worldly one,
The realm of Christ is everywhere
God's loving work is done.
His legacy is service to
the least of humankind:
In each needy face, he said,
his own face we will find.

A piece of bread, a saving cup
of water in his name,
a welcome to a stranger,
the healing of the lame,
warm clothing for a naked one,
a visit to the bound:
in each simple act of love
the loving Christ is found.

The kingdom we inherited
is not a worldly one,
The realm of Christ is everywhere
God's loving work is done.
Pray bless us, God, as heirs of Love,
that what we do and say
may reflect the face of Christ
to all we meet today.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The kingdom we inherited
Title: The Kingdom We Inherited
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1995)
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.6.7.6
Language: English

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Come Away with Me #5

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