When Christ Was Lifted from the Earth

Representative Text

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

Author: Brian A. Wren

Wren is an internationally published hymn writer. He was ordained in Britain’s United Reformed Church and holds BA and PhD degrees from Oxford University. In 2000 he was appointed the first John and Miriam Conant Professor of Worship at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (www.hymntime.com) Go to person page >

Tune

SAN ROCCO


WINCHCOMBE (Blake)


ST. BOTOLPH

ST. BOTOLPH was composed by Gordon A. Slater (b. Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, 1896; d. Lincoln, England, 1979) and first published in Songs of Praise for Boys and Girls (1930). The tune was named for St. Botolph's Parish Church in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, where Slater was organist from 1919…

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #620a

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #620b

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #562

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #142a

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #142b

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #603

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #604

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #525

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #335

Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #453

The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #596

Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #248

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Worship and Rejoice #601

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