All those who live in Christ Jesus are God’s new creation;
This is from God who has given the gift of salvation.
We are God’s own—pardoned, made whole and brought home;
Join in the great celebration!
This is the good news that we in the church have been given:
Everything old has made way for God’s new gift from heaven.
Life is restored! We are made new in the Lord!
We have been freed and forgiven.
Therefore, in Christ, we are changed in the way we view others;
No longer strangers, in church we are sisters and brothers;
Dead to our sin, we’re bound together in him
Now that we’ve passed through the waters.
Biblical Reference: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Tune: LOBE DEN HERREN 18.104.22.168.8 (“Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”)
Text: Copyright © 2013 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.