See! Now is the time! Salvation has come!
We thank you, O God, for all you have done.
You entered our world and redeemed us from sin;
Through Christ, we’re made righteous; our life is in him.
O God, may your church bear witness to Christ
Who brings us to you and shares in our life.
May we who are loved and forgiven this day
Show others the blessings of living your way.
God, count us as those who serve in your name;
Give strength to endure through hardship and pain;
Give patience and kindness and holiness, too,
And love as we seek to bring others to you.
We offer you praise for all that you give:
In sorrow, we sing! In dying, we live!
The poor in your kingdom have wealth from above!
Now make us ambassadors, sharing your love.
Biblical reference: 2 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10
Tune:LYONS 10.10.11.11 (“O Worship the King, All Glorious Above”)
Text: Copyright © 2013 Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.