Lord, help me to see as you see
To see you with eyes of faith, of pure wisdom
To hear some of what you hear
To begin to know as you know.
To truly understand a moment in earth time
Your mercy worked out
In a lifetime of moments
A human life mercifully worked out;
My “thank you” always offered as a holy sacrifice.
We hold our open hearts out to you
Creator of tenderness and kindness,
We offer all that we are
Or ever will be
As a gift of humility
A gift of joyful gladness
To return a small portion of your love
To you, and to our neighbors
All freely given to us in the face of your compassion.
Messiah, divine Morning Star, burst of revelation,
The sun fades as a mere shadow
At the brightness of the only One
Our only Living One
Majestic in the light of true beauty,
Be fire within us our Lord
As the fire within the bush never went out
Be King Eternal, be my radiance
A reflection of You,
The essence of our being, our creation before You,
Before your glorious throne in your Light of Life.
My Shepherd, carry my family in your Spirit arms, those near to me
As lambs close to your heart;
And send your Breath as a gentle wind to those many far away.