Micah 6:8; Matthew 23:37; Luke 4:18-19; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
Celebrate our life together, giving birth in many ways;
Father-Mother Love is with us, leading to a better day.
Equal partners ‘round the table, family groups of every kind
show us how to nurture kindness, new creation’s joy to find.
Mother Christ is calling forward, longing for a peaceful day,
teaching us to free the captives, showing us the healing way.
We will open doors of welcome, bringing Good News unto all,
joining hands to work as prophets, breaking down oppression’s wall.
Sister-Brother Spirit gives us guidance for community,
helping us to grow together, finding all we’re meant to be.
Varied gifts, received and valued, join to bring new life to birth,
streams of beauty, peace, and justice flowing freely through the earth.
(suggested tunes: HYMN TO JOY, HYFRYDOL, BEECHER)
This hymn is published in Inclusive Hymns for Liberation, Peace, and Justice (Eakin Press, 2011). Used with permission.
Words © 2007 Jann Aldredge-Clanton