62b. O God, Our Creator, You Work Every Day

O God, our Creator, you work every day:
A potter, you form us, your people, like clay.
A shepherd, you guide us and seek out the lost.
A parent, you love us, not counting the cost.

Christ Jesus, how rough were your hard-working hands!
You labored among us; our God understands!
Bless workers who struggle, their families to feed;
Bless those who face hardship, oppression, or greed.

Lord, some live among us who need constant care,
Whose work is to make us more humbly aware.
They teach us the best of your lessons, by far:
It’s not what we do, Lord, you love who we are!

We’re baptized! Your Spirit gives new work to do,
That we, through our serving, may glorify you.
Each person’s vocation, each calling, has worth
As you send us out to bring Christ’s love on earth.

Text Information
First Line: O God, our Creator, you work every day
Title: O God, Our Creator, You Work Every Day
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2000)
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 1 John 3:1; 1 John 4:10; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Ephesians 2:7-10; Isaiah 64:8; Isaiah 65:20-22; John 5:17; John 10:1-18; John 13:31-35; John 15:12; Luke 9:58; Luke 15:3-7; Luke 15:11-32; Mark 6:3; Matthew 11:28-30; Micah 6:8; Psalm 9:9; Psalm 121:4; Romans 5:8
Topic: Call/Vocation; Grace of God; Nation/National Holidays
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Name: FOUNDATION
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Key: G Major
Source: American folk melody



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