Jesus we have heard your Spirit

Jesus, we have heard your Spirit
saying we belong to you,
showing us our need for mercy,
focusing our hopes anew;
you have won our hearts' devotion,
now we feel your guiding hand:
where you lead us, we will follow
on the paths your love has planned.


As a chosen, pilgrim people
we are learning day by day
what it means to be disciples,
to believe and to obey.
Word and table show your purpose;
hearts and lives we gladly bring -
where you lead us, we will follow,
suffering Saviour, risen King.


How we yearn that ev'ry people
should exalt your matchless name,
yet so often this world's systems
countermand your regal claim.
If we stand for truth and justice
we, like you, may suffer loss;
where you lead us, we will follow -
give us grace to bear our cross.


So we journey on together,
keen to make our calling sure;
through our joys, our fears, our crises,
may our faith be made mature.
Jesus, hope of hearts and nations,
Sov'reign Lord of time and space,
where you lead us, we will follow
till we see you face to face.

1999 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
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