God is here! As we His people
Meet to offer praise and prayer,
May we find in fuller measure
What it is in Christ we share
Here as in the worlds around us,
All our varied skill and arts
Wait the coming of the Spirit
Into open minds and hearts.
Here are symbols to remind us
Of our life long need of grace;
Here are table, font, and pulpit;
Here the Word has central place.
Here in honesty of preaching,
Here in silence, as in speech,
Here in newness and renewal,
God the Spirit it comes to each.
Here our children find a welcome
In the Shepherd’s flock and fold,
Here, as bread and wine are taken
Christ sustains us as of old.
Here the servants of the Servants
Seek in worship to explore
What it means in daily living
To believe and to adore.
Lord of all, of church and kingdom,
In an age of change and doubt
Keep us faithful to the gospel,
Help us work Your purpose out.
Here, in this day’s dedication,
All we have to give, receive,
We who cannot live without You,
We adore You! We believe!