1. Eternal Love, your grace we praise
Which shapes and comforts all our days,
Evolves the world we know.
Let worship, symbols come of age
To help us read beneath the page
And test the status quo!
2. Renewing Love, in Jesus met
Defying limitation yet
Particular in all;
Confronting still the edifice
Of ignorance and prejudice,
Responding to our call.
3. But still your truth we faintly see
Though Church and Scripture guarantee
To point us on our way.
A darkened mirror blurs our sight
While false ideas obscure the light
And spurn the shining ray.
4. Thanks be for scholars, prophets too
Who lead the quest for insights new
As old convictions fade.
May we in faith by Spirit led
In Jesus’ footsteps bravely tread
And never be afraid!
© David Stevenson 2010
Suggested tune: Manna by J G Schicht (1753-1823)