O God, in your love, you have made us unique:
In gifts and traditions, in service we seek,
In race and in culture and family design--
Diverse are the branches in Jesus the Vine.
Lord Jesus, you came to bring God's love on earth;
You welcomed the outcasts and showed us our worth.
You reached out to people whom others despised--
You said all are precious in God's loving eyes.
O Christ, with your welcome your church feels unease:
We stand at closed doors tightly holding the keys.
Yet this is your body, the church that you love--
O Lord, do you weep for your church from above?
So may your church welcome in loving accord
All people who want to serve Jesus our Lord.
O Spirit, unite us in Jesus the Son--
In mission and ministry, God, make us one.
|First Line:||O God, in your love you have made us unique|
|Title:||O God, in Your Love|
|Author:||Carolyn Winfrey Gillette|
|Scripture:||Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 15; John 15:5; John 17:21-22; 1 Corinthians 12:12-26|
|Topic:||Evangelism; Families and Marriage; Ministry|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved|
|Source:||Welsh Folk Melody, Adapted in Caniadau y Cyssegr.|