A Hymn-Prayer of Dedication for One Great Hour of Sharing
You Give Us Hope This Easter Day
O WALY WALY (18.104.22.168) ("Though I May Speak")
You give us hope this Easter Day:
O God, in Christ, you make us new!
As we've been blessed, O Lord, we pray,
May these our gifts bless others, too.
When people flee from drought or storm,
When children cry, in need of bread —
May these our gifts keep victims warm
And see that hungry ones are fed.
When workers suffer, long-oppressed,
When neighbors seek to organize,
When those abused weep in distress —
May these our gifts change people's lives.
When churches seek to tend the earth,
When gardens grow on urban lands —
May these our gifts provide new birth,
Clear-flowing waters, helping hands.
O gracious God, you give us life!
This gift is one we're called to share.
May we now serve the risen Christ
Through these our gifts of love and care.
Biblical References: John 20:1-18; Luke 24:1-12
Tune: Traditional English melody ("Though I May Speak")
Text: Copyright © 2013 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
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