The Kingdom We Inherited

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The kingdom we inherited
is not a worldly one,
The realm of Christ is everywhere
God's loving work is done.
His legacy is service to
the least of humankind:
In each needy face, he said,
his own face we will find.

A piece of bread, a saving cup
of water in his name,
a welcome to a stranger,
the healing of the lame,
warm clothing for a naked one,
a visit to the bound:
in each simple act of love
the loving Christ is found.

The kingdom we inherited
is not a worldly one,
The realm of Christ is everywhere
God's loving work is done.
Pray bless us, God, as heirs of Love,
that what we do and say
may reflect the face of Christ
to all we meet today.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

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First Line: The kingdom we inherited
Title: The Kingdom We Inherited
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1995)
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.6.7.6
Language: English

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