1 The one who longs to make us whole
is waiting to embrace
our broken lives, so we can know
the power of healing grace.
God's love surrounds our suffering,
and keeps us through the night;
God helps us bear our deep despair
till we see morning light.
2 The one who saves us from ourselves
is waiting to release
our hearts from chains of self-reproach
and failure to find peace.
When harmful habits leave us bruised,
distraught by inner pain,
God comes to us through trusted friends,
and helps us hope again.
3 The one who understands our need
accept us as we are
and, like a loved one, welcomes us
when we have wandered far.
God never says we come too late
to be forgiven, free,
but promises we can become
the self we're meant to be.
|First Line:||The one who longs to make us whole|
|Author:||Edith Sinclair Downing (b. 1922)|
|Scripture:||Acts 10:38; Lamentations 3:22; Lamentations 3:25-26; Psalm 103:3-5; Psalm 130|
|Topic:||The Church Celebrates: Wholenss and Healing; Despair and Trouble; God: Love of(1 more...)|
|Copyright:||© copyright owner untraced|
|Name:||THIRD MODE MELODY|
|Composer:||Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)|
|Source:||rhythmically simplified version in Church Hymnary, 3rd edition, 1973|