Take Us As We Are, O God

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Take us as we are, O God, and claim us as your own.
As once you chose to tell your love in human flesh
and bone,
so let our lives be used to make your saving
purpose known.
Bless us for your service, Lord; no power we devise
will ever give us strength enough or make us truly
yet by your promise we can know the peace your
Break us open to disclose how brokenness can
wherever broken loaves suffice to give a crowd a
and graves break open to release new life from
death’s dread seal.
Give us to the world you love, as light and salt and
that we may nourish in your name the last, the lost,
the least,
until at length you call us all to your unending feast.

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Author: Carl P. Daw

The Reverend Carl P. Daw, Jr. Curator of Hymnological Collections Adjunct Professor of Hymnology B.A. Rice University M.A. University of Virginia M.Div. University of the South Ph.D. University of Virginia D. D. Virginia Theological Seminary The Reverend Dr. Carl P. Daw Jr., is an Episcopal priest and writer who served as the Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada from 1996 to 2009, while this ecumenical and international organization had its headquarters at Boston University School of Theology. Dr. Daw continues as an Adjunct Professor of Hymnology in the Master of Sacred Music program and acts as the Curator of the Hymnological Collections in the STH Library. In addition to his experience… Go to person page >



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