When the World Reveals a Fractured Face

From the Boundless Life collection

When the world reveals a fractured face,

When the parts diverge to form extremes,

Can we build a world by joining hands

To fulfil the Gospel’s many dreams?

Throughout sky so on this planet Earth

All the fragments dwell within the one.

 

For a starting point we could curtail

Our attempts to make us all the same.

And accept the many paths to truth

Which ignite our spirit’s holy flame.

Throughout sky so on this planet Earth

All the fragments dwell within the one.

 

New awareness comes when we accept

Every person as God’s sacred child

With their God-ness buried or exposed

In an angry mode or very mild.

Throughout sky so on this planet Earth

All the fragments dwell within the one.

 

Past the early stages of our faith

Lies the oneness of the mystery’s ways

Where divisions fade as we explore

How divergent journeys end in praise.

Throughout sky so on this planet Earth

All the fragments dwell within the one.

 

In the realm of cosmic sacredness

Each competing image, creed or song

Can empower us all to walk the path

That can make our spirits wise and strong.

Throughout sky so on this planet Earth

All the fragments dwell within the one.

 

God the one who also comes as three

May we see that oneness lies behind

All of life’s immense diversity,

A great wholeness which we each can find.

Throughout sky so on this planet Earth

All the fragments dwell within the one.

 

Text and Music © William Livingstone Wallace

Harmony: Graham Hollobon

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Topics: Egalitarianism and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 2: Pluralism and Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: Pluralism Sunday. Resource Types: Hymns.

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