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“Welcome doubt!”

1. Welcome doubt!  Refine our thinking,

Urge us further into light;

Lead us to a greater dawning

From the shadows of our night.

 

2. Welcome knowledge! Food for wisdom,

Leaving prejudice behind;

Pledge of science, fruit of reason,

Seeking love with all our mind.

 

3. Welcome truth!  But little caring

Whence it come, cost what it will;

Though it challenge deep conviction,

Truth shall be our focus still.

 

4. Welcome faith! Our thought transcending,

Touching mystery divine;

Joy of trusting, source of action,

Fervent hope’s courageous sign.

 

5. Welcome grace!  Without deserving,

Unexpected, pride at bay;

Spirit’s riches shower upon us

As we give our lives away.

 

© David Stevenson 2011

 

8.7.8.7. (Trochaic)

Suggested tune: Drake’s Broughton , Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

 

 

Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 8: Compassion and Selfless Love. Seasons & Special Events: Ordinary Time. Resource Types: Hymns.

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