In a material world
To receive what lasts
From the very hand of God
In a pure and peaceful flow
Meeting every possible need,
A seed sown in faithful love
Multiplies in generous, giving hearts.
Those who move in and through our earthly lives
As simply gifts of opportunity
Chances to pour out a healthy drink,
To hand out rich, nutritious bread
To encourage the poor in spirit,
All the beautiful children.
We live to share everything good
One hand meets our own needs
The other passes along abundance,
Both hands lifted in the true, practical work of prayer
And are wonderfully turned into the gift of praise experienced,
Joy from above worked into the real possessions we carry,
The people held near to our hearts,
Ones in need given spiritual food and drink
Kept close in our minds,
The cup of salvation always a very Light burden to carry.