Word of God in human language
For this time and in our tongue,
Tell anew the ageless story
Ever Ancient, every young.
May our heart receive the message
Of God's faithful, loving care.
May our lives respond in action,
Living deed and living prayer.
All around the world is hungry
For the liberating Word,
Food for spirit as for body,
To be tasted, felt and heard.
It is thus the Word encounters
At God's own appointed hour,
Bringing knowledge and perception
Of true justice, peace, and power.
So God's voice continues speaking
In the words we can't deny,
Sounding out across the ages!
Will we answer or defy?
As the call becomes still clearer,
Witness that the Word shall last,
May we follow with commitment
In the present as the past.