Summoned by the God who made us rich in our diversity
Gathered in the name of Jesus, richer still in unity.
Refrain: Let us bring the gifts that differ and, in splendid, varied ways, sing a new church into being, one in faith and love and praise.
Radiant risen from the water, robed in holiness and light
Male and female in God’s image, male and female, God’s delight.
Trust the goodness of creation; trust the Spirit strong within.
Dare to dream the vision promised, sprung from seed of what has been.
Bring the hopes of every nation; bring the art of every race. Weave a song of peace and justice; let it sound through time and space.
Draw together at one table, all the human family;
Shape a circle ever wider and a people ever free.
~Delores Dufner, OSB
What is with this sappy, heterodox song (sung to the traditional tune of "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"), and why are we singing it on Pentecost Sunday?