We Bring You Lord Our Prayer And Praise
We bring you, Lord, our prayer and praise
that every child of earth
should live and grow in freedom’s ways,
in dignity and worth.
We praise for such a task begun
to serve each other’s need,
for every cause of justice won,
for every fetter freed.
Our prayers are for a world in pain
where force and fear prevail,
the plough becomes the sword again,
and hope and harvests fail.
Alike our prayer and praise express
the wants of humankind,
that those in bondage and distress
their larger freedoms find.
So may we still maintain the fight
till earth’s oppressions cease
before the universal right
to liberty and peace.
In Christ we learn to love and care
and spread his truth abroad;
and in his Name we lift our prayer:
‘Your kingdom come, O Lord.’