Pre-meeting text Is it time to pause the picture, freeze the frame until we learn. Listen more to one another, as we focus to discern differences of our perspectives, how our neighbours live and grow, till in Christian understanding, Jesus’ love begins to show? Accidents of birth have placed us into poverty or wealth, having access to possessions, bringing peace? Destroying health? When will humans learn together how to meet our common need? How to live with one another, nurture love, that precious seed. God enable us to treasure those with whom we share this earth, those whose lives are marked by difference, yet who share our human birth; bring a clearer understanding of the planet that we share, till we grasp the trust that’s given, measured out for all to care. Andrew Pratt 15/5/2021 Words © 2021 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd. Metre: 22.214.171.124 D Tune: BETHANY (Smart) Hymn responding to Christopher Walsh PhD Student, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester How we trust and work together with our partners on this earth, will sustain, or damn our planet, place of nurture, home of birth. Yet removed and isolated we have not been stewards of faith, as we pray with understanding may we channel active grace. May our prayer inspire our actions, not just words or empty rhyme, all our lives are interactive, interwoven threads in time. With a common understanding sisters, brothers work as one, reap the value of creation as our time on earth is run. Metre: 126.96.36.199 Tune: ALL FOR JESUS Andrew Pratt 18/5/2021 Words © 2021 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England email@example.com . Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd.
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