1. If you want to be happy
Love life more than things
Finding the joys which sharing brings.
If you want to end grieving
For dying or loss
Cry till your tears dissolve your cross.
2. If you yearn for belonging
Make Earth your true home,
God’s sacred tent, God’s holy dome.
If you seek to be loving
Start loving yourself
Learning that love is life’s true wealth.
3. If you want to be peaceful
Let go of old wrongs
Filling your heart with pardon’s songs.
If you long to be holy
Seek God in each place
Finding God’s word in silent space.
4. If you aim to be Christ-like
Promote what is just
Spreading the Way of peace and trust.
If you crave to gain wholeness
Wed joy to your pain,
Singing till life is whole again.
Text and Music © William Livingstone Wallace
Harmony by Graham Hollobon
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