A Prophet Has a Lonely Task

WAREHAM LM (“The Church of Christ in Every Age”)

A prophet has a lonely task—
To help the world to see anew,
To name injustice, then to ask
What God is calling us to do.

On city streets among the poor,
In places spoiled for oil or coal,
At yet another time of war,
A prophet seeks the nation’s soul.

O Lord, you taught us: Hear their shout!
Receive their call to turn from sin!
When others seek to shut them out,
The church must welcome prophets in.

For in our welcome, Lord, we’ll find
A living faith, a new world-view,
A life more peaceful, just and kind,
A church that gladly welcomes you.

Biblical Reference: Matthew 10:40-42
Tune: William Knapp, 1738.
Alternate Tune: CANONBURY LM ("Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak")
Text: Copyright © 2011 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
Email: bcgillette@comcast.net Web site: www.carolynshymns.com

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