1 Beyond the fringes of the church,
but not beyond the love of God,
a restless world about its work
seeks meaning deeper than it knows:
communities whose common life
ignores so much that Jesus taught.
It was for them, not us alone,
that Jesus came and lived and died and rose.
To them we go your love to share;
Good News for all everywhere!
Your Kingdom comes, where Christ is Lord,
and all the world obeys your word.

2 Beyond the fringes of the church,
but not beyond the love of God,
are thousands more who do not know
the joy we celebrate today.
Teach us to demonstrate your truth
in ways their culture understands;
and make us bold to speak of you,
and point them all to Christ the Living Way.
Chorus

Brian R Hoare (born 1935)
© Brian Hoare/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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