As a fire is meant for burning
a fire is meant for burning
with a bright and warming flame,
so the church is meant for mission,
giving glory to Godís name.
Not to preach our creeds or customs,
but to build a bridge of care,
we join hands across the nations,
finding neighbours everywhere.
are learners; we are teachers;
we are pilgrims on the way.
We are seekers; we are givers;
we are vessels made of clay.
By our gentle, loving actions,
we would show that Christ is light.
In a humble, listening Spirit,
we would live to Godís delight.
a green bud in the springtime
is the sign of life renewed,
so may we be signs of oneness
ímid earthís peoples, many hued.
As a rainbow lights the heavens
when a storm is past and gone,
may our lives reflect the radiance
of Godís new and glorious dawn.
1992, GIA Publications (Ruth Duck)
North Terrace, Mildenhall,