19. O God, in Your Love

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.

Text Information
First Line: O God, in your love you have made us unique
Title: O God, in Your Love
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Publication Date: 1998
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
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Key: G Major
Source: Welsh Folk Melody, Adapted in Caniadau y Cyssegr.

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