620a. Dear Christ, uplifted from the earth

1 Dear Christ, uplifted from the earth,
your arms stretched out above
through every culture, every birth,
to draw an answering love.

2 Still east and west your love extends
and always, near and far,
you call and claim us as your friends
and love us as we are.

3 Where age and gender, class and race,
divides us to our shame,
you see a person and a face,
a neighbour with a name.

4 May we, accepted as we are,
yet called in grace to grow,
reach out to others, near and far,
your healing love to show.

Text Information
First Line: Dear Christ, uplifted from the earth
Author: Brian Wren (b. 1936)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church year: Passiontide; God: Love of; Healing (6 more...)
Copyright: © 1973, 1996, Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England Used by permission.
Tune Information
Composer: Derek W. Williams (1945-2006)
Meter: CM
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: © The Estate of Derek Williams

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