Fourth Sunday in Lent
Remember God is Gracious
AURELIA 18.104.22.168.D (“The Church’s One Foundation”)
Remember God is gracious, and know what God has done!
God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son.
Now all those who believe him, who trust in Jesus Christ,
Can know they will not perish; they’ll have eternal life.
God did not send us Jesus in judgment— to condemn;
He sent him as a promise, so we’d be saved through him.
Our Savior came to free us— not just for heaven’s joy
But here, where so much need is, where sin seeks to destroy.
Your love, Lord, leads us outward to love the world you freed—
To care for your creation, to help all those in need;
We welcome in the stranger for we were strangers, too.
O God, we pray for courage to love the world with you.
Biblical Reference: John 3:14-21
Tune: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864
Text: Copyright © 2018 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.