A Hymn We Sung Last Week
Friend of the streetwalker, beggar, and child,
lifting and blessing the weak and reviled,
welcoming those the devout turned away:
Jesus, we need your example today.
Take from us prejudice, hatred, and scorn,
fear and suspicion of anyone born
outside our fences of money and race:
help us, O God, not to shun but embrace.
Open our hearts and our heads and our hands,
let us experience how caring expands
past all the labels and limits we learn:
Spirit of mercy, enlarge our concern.
Three-personed Mystery, multiple One,
joined by diversity never undone:
may we more truly your image reveal,
coming together to make your love real.