Here is the tune;
Here are the words;
As a fire is meant for burning
1. As a fire is meant for burning
with a bright and warming flame,
so the church is meant for mission,
giving glory to God's name.
Not to preach our creeds or customs,
but to build a bridge of care,
we join hands across the nations,
finding neighbors everywhere.
2. We are learners; we are teachers;
we are pilgrims on the way.
We are seekers; we are givers;
we are vessels made of clay.
By our gentle loving actions, we would show that Christ is light.
in a humble, listening spirit, we would live to God's delight.
3. As a green bud in the springtime is a sign of life renewed,
so may we be signs of oneness mid earth's peoples many hued.
As a rainbow lights the heavens when a storm is past and gone,
may our lives reflect the radiance of God's new and glorious dawn.
A few people have put videos up on youtube of this song. They are basically....awful....
The words deserve much more.
They sing this song in Katie's school/mass.
It brings me to tears. It makes me think of Emma....and all of those who are loving others near and far.
So sing along with the pretty tune.
Even if you are only singing in your head.
"By our gentle loving actions, we would show that Christ is light,
in a humble, listening spirit, we would live to God's delight."
Encourage one another,