1 Dear Christ, uplifted from the earth,
your arms stretched out above
through every culture, every birth,
to draw an answering love.
2 Still east and west your love extends
and always, near and far,
you call and claim us as your friends
and love us as we are.
3 Where age and gender, class and race,
divides us to our shame,
you see a person and a face,
a neighbour with a name.
4 May we, accepted as we are,
yet called in grace to grow,
reach out to others, near and far,
your healing love to show.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #620a
|First Line:||When Christ was lifted from the earth|
|Title:||When Christ Was Lifted from the Earth|
|Author:||Brian A. Wren|
|Copyright:||© 1980 by Hope Publishing Company|