You Came to a World that Was Driven by Greed

You came to a world that was driven by greed

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2011)
Tune: COMPASSIONATE SPIRIT
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 You came to a world that was driven by greed,
where money and power ignored human need,
a world not so different from our world today.
You came to reveal a new life, truth, and way:

2 A life that is willing to feel and to share
the burdens of poverty so many bear;
a way that is merciful, honest and just,
a way that the poorest among us can trust.

3 You came with the truth that God wants us to live
as persons who know how to love and to give,
to give of ourselves in our own time and place,
with joy and thanksgiving, humility, grace.

4 Christ Jesus, our Life and our Truth and our Way,
come into our world again this Christmas Day.
Compassionate Spirit and Generous One,
come stir us to act that God’s will may be done.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #94

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 >

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First Line: You came to a world that was driven by greed
Title: You Came to a World that Was Driven by Greed
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2011)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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