Blank the mind that starts the day
A page for you to write
Gone the phantoms of my dreams
Disappearing with the night.
Soon the sun will brighten our
View from windows looking forth
To the future with our plans
For building thy kingdom with our work.
Informed by faith and hope
Virtues meant to guide our living
Lives of mercy and forgiving
Ponder with me about the things
Need be done this day ahead
Welcoming the master's visit
List'ning for his word once said
To people just like you and me
Gathered together on this morn'
Rememb'ring how the spirit guides
Th' faithful that are thus twice born.
Once of flesh
And then from above
God's grace poured forth
A bounteous trove
To nourish mind and heart and soul
Body of church we are
Searching for the milk and honey
Of the land we seek from far
Here and now
A mandate we
Were given to
It's in our breast
Our mind and active soul
The meaning our our life
Our everlasting goal.
Heaven oh heaven oh heaven above?
Yes there AND here below
The ransom t'was paid for all of us
For each and every soul.
Give what you have
To Christ the King
To him belongs
My brother, sister, all of you
It's with sorrow that I shudder
You in rags it is not fair
What I have two
Yes one I spare
He said it's clear from th'holy book
If you doubt just have a look
T'whom you did to the least of these
Yes you did thus unto me.
By that we all will be hence judged
The king we saw there on the street
Remember when he washed the poor
Man's dirt from off of his blistered feet.
He served us
And now thus,
We serve him
It is a life of freedom yes
He created us to live
From his bounty we are given
And expected yes to give
With that I've muttered much too much
Words that's all these are
Go forth and work
And play and rest
With his own life yes we are blessed.