1 The Son of God, our Christ, the Word, the Way,
shared human life and toiled throughout the day;
from common folk he called the twelve to be
coworkers in his sacred ministry.
2 In every test, in trials manifold,
these servants witnessed, by their faith made bold;
and with the gifts and talents which they brought
the church was founded and God’s message taught.
3 Today, as then, Christ summons us to dare
to follow boldly and his work to share,
to help and heal the sick, the blind, the lame,
declaring to the world his holy name.
4 In city street, in town, or on the soil,
may each serve Christ in faithful daily toil
and in each thought and kindly word and deed,
obey Christ’s call and go where he shall lead.
5 Where’er we find our witness should be made,
whate’er our task, be thou, O Christ, our aid,
that we may gladly give for thee our best
and find each task divinely sent and blest.