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Here to eternity pilgrims meander – Pilgrim’s hymn

Here to eternity pilgrims meander.
Purposeless? Wondering? Listless, yet loved.
Eyes on the distance, we measure reality,
gently held, graciously, like a hand gloved.

Led by a passion, move onwards and upwards,
follow our destiny, seek after grace;
reach beyond limits society renders,
focussing freedom in this time and space.

Lives are not bounded by creed or religion,
life not constrained by tradition or fate;
grasp opportunity, balancing blessing,
rise above hatred before it’s too late.

Andrew Pratt 25/2/2019
Tune: THE BARD OF ARMAGH/STREETS OF LAREDO
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We dedicate ourselves to exploration – science/worship compared in a hymn

We dedicate ourselves to exploration,
to sound the height and depth of Godly love,
but if we lock ourselves within our churches
what worth is it to raise our hands above?

Like those who seek in scientific research,
behind closed doors committed to their task,
we find ourselves as lost to human pleading
until we hear the things that others ask.

Each theory bears its fruit in application,
our praise makes sense when others feel God’s grace;
until that time our search, it seems, is wasted,
a stark, unholy vacuum fills this place.
Andrew Pratt 19/2/2019
Tune: INTERCESSOR

After ‘When the church of Jesus shuts its outer door’, Fred Pratt Green, and Jim Al-Khalili’s interview in The Life Scientific of Sir Gregory Winter.

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