Life in abundance, Jesus says
I bring to set the world ablaze,
Exalt the weak and poor.
To save my life I give it up
I drain afresh the bitter cup
And live for evermore!
I heal your sickness, Jesus says
The living dead I touch and raise
In me their fears are shed.
I set you free to rest awhile
And then to walk the second mile
Till hungry folk are fed.
I break convention, Jesus says
No deep divisions bar my ways
My love transcends them all.
To enemies my heart extends
While social outcasts are my friends
I lift up those who fall.
I bid you follow, Jesus says
To share my journey all your days
Until Earth’s time shall cease.
With me discover love divine
See water turning into wine
And find a life at peace.
© David Stevenson 2010
Suggested tune: Manna by J G Schicht (1753-1823)
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