Hymn – Celebrating the Church
by George Stuart, Australia
Tune Hyfrydol AHB 148(ii), 173, 439 TiS 217(i), 233, 517
As we come in celebration,
We now contemplate our past
We delight in former friendships
And the love that holds us fast;
All our past is now accepted;
Through its troubles we have grown;
Now the future beckons to us,
Knowing we are not alone.
We give honour to past visions
For all feelings of belonging
We acknowledge past commitments,
Past successes, past mistakes;
Jesus never promised to us
Life without its pains and aches.
As this annivers’ry passes
We commit to ministry;
Look to Jesus for direction;
Forge a thrilling destiny;
We have journeyed on together
With abundant, godly care;
We now look toward the future
Knowing God will meet us there.
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No 83, Singing a New Song, George Stuart