1 We meet together in the name
of Christ the resurrected,
whose truth for ever stands the same
yet prompts the unexpected.
We find assurance in the Lord
whose mercy never changes
but who confronts us with the word
that hurts, and rearranges.

2 The gospel's truth securely stands:
Christ suffered, died, was buried,
raised up; all power is in his hands
whose grace is ever varied.
So let us build upon the rock
of Christ our resurrection,
but never fear the bracing shock
of his unguessed direction.

3 Supreme, the holy Scriptures speak,
the Spirit's word unbroken,
to face alike the strong, the weak,
and tell us: God has spoken.
We cannot change what God alone
has given for our obedience,
but gladly face the paths unknown
and pledge him our allegiance.

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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