Abraham journeyed to a new countryAuthor: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2010)
Published in 1 hymnal
Audio files: MIDI
1 Abraham journeyed to a new country;
Sarah went with him, journeying too.
Slaves down in Egypt fled Pharaoh’s army;
Ruth left the home and people she knew.
2 Mary and Joseph feared Herod’s order;
Soldiers were coming! They had to flee.
Taking young Jesus, they crossed the border;
So was our Lord a young refugee.
3 Some heard the promise—God’s hand would bless them!
Some fled from hunger, famine and pain.
Some left a place where others oppressed them;
All trusted God and started again.
4 Did they know hardship? Did they know danger?
Who shared a home or gave them some bread?
Who reached a hand to welcome the stranger?
Who saw their fear and gave hope instead?
5 God, our own families came here from far lands;
We have been strangers, aliens too.
May we reach out and offer a welcome
As we have all been welcomed by you.
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