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.