'For you and for many', the promise was spoken,
the cup has been shared and the blood has been shed:
for we have been many, the lost and the broken,
but Christ brings the message of life from the dead.

'For you and for many', we tell the same story,
for we have been searched for and found and forgiven.
The world is so many, so starved of the glory:
so few on the earth for the kingdom of heaven!

With many or few: God is able to use us
in giving, in going, in staying to pray:
whoever comes to him, he will not refuse us,
so let us cry out for the many today.

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle / Jubilate Hymns
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