1 God our Father and creator,
over all the earth you reign;
God of cities, nations, planets,
whom the heavens cannot contain:
Come among your children here,
make of us a house of prayer.

2 Christ, whose undefended body
human hands destroyed and killed;
three days buried, till the moment
God had chosen to rebuild:
Raise your people from the dead,
we your body, you our Head.

3 Holy Spirit, wind of heaven,
breaking earthly barriers down,
pouring out your gifts and graces -
life the seed, and love the crown:
Fill us all, till all become
your pure temple, your true home.

4 Living Lord of past and future,
now through us your word fulfil;
changing scenes and times of crisis
prove that you are with us still.
From one church, all praises be,
praise to you, one Trinity!

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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