16. God of Generations

God of generations, we are all your children;
To your church we bring our gifts, our worship and our song.
Young and old we follow, hand in hand together:
In your great love, together we are strong.

Christ, you welcomed children, called us to be like them,
And received a boy’s small gift to feed a hungry crowd.
In our church’s children, may we see you working:
More than “our future”! They are faithful now.

Spirit, freely moving, giving youth a vision,
By your grace young Jeremiah heard your loving call;
Mary was a young one when she learned her mission:
Through faithful youth, you offer truth to all.

God of men and women, Helper on our journey,
You have called us in our faith to grow and to mature.
May we keep on learning, worshiping and praying,
That each new day, we’ll serve you all the more.

Abraham and Sarah trusted in your promise:
Age was no condition when you gave them work to do.
Old and young we follow, hand in hand together;
At every age, Lord, we belong to you.

Text Information
First Line: God of generations, we are all your children
Title: God of Generations
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: Genesis 17:17; Psalm 148:12; Jeremiah 1:6; Matthew 10:40; Matthew 18:3; Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 1:27; Luke 9:46-48; Luke 18:15-17; John 6:9; Acts 2:17
Topic: Children and Youth; Christian unity; Ministry
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1861)
Composer (Descant): David McKinley Williams (1948)
Key: D Major

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