Take us as we are, O God,
and claim us as your own.
As once you chose to tell your love
in human flesh and bone,
so let our lives be used to make
your saving purpose known.
Bless us for your service, Lord;
no power we devise
will ever give us strength
enough or make us truly wise,
yet by your promise we can know
the peace your grace supplies
Break us open to disclose
how brokenness can heal,
wherever broken loaves suffice
to give a crowd a meal
and graves break open to release
new life from death's dread seal.
Give us to the world you love,
as light and salt and yeast,
that we may nourish in your name
the last, the lost, the least,
until at length you call us all
to your unending feast.