1 Before they leave the upper room
disciples join in singing;
they cannot know the days to come
nor what the night is bringing.

2 So we, like them, can lift our song
to praise our God and Giver;
the Lord who calls us to belong
has made us his for ever.

3 The gifts of peace, the gifts of love
we have been handling, sharing;
God grant us wisdom from above
to show our faith by caring.

4 Although like them we cannot guess
our roads through joy or sorrow,
we trust the risen Christ to bless
and walk with us tomorrow.

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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