This hymn by Beverley was sung in the Radio 4 Sunday Worship programme broadcast from St. David’s Uniting Church on 26th February 2017. The programme was titled ‘The Consequences of Love’.
Christ has called us
(Can be sung to Blaenwern, Hyfrydol, Suo gân, Calon Lân, Abbots Leigh)
Christ has called us to each other
Joined in one humanity
Every colour, class or gender –
All God’s children, loved and free.
Hold the hand of friend and stranger
Hold the dreams of age and youth
Hold the cynic and the searcher
As we journey to the truth.
Christ has challenged every motive
And disturbed all stale belief
Asking questions, offering answers,
Scatt’ring vision, healing grief.
Open doors will welcome homeless
Open eyes will see the need
Open hands will work in friendship
Sharing love instead of greed.
Christ will use all that we offer,
Build the Kingdom in this space;
Living stones of strength and weakness
Each unique and in its place.
Art and science, thoughts and actions,
Human struggles, near and far:
Christ transforms and answers questions,
In our search for who we are.
Christ has called us to this moment
Time of change and new ideas,
Re-imagining the future
Bringing hope, despite our fears.
Open minds explore potential
Open arms embrace each child
Open hearts live out his purpose –
All creation reconciled.
© 2017 Beverley Humphreys
published with permission from the author