God with humanity made one
God with humanity made one. David Fox* (1956-2008).
Written in 1986, this hymn is found in RS in the ‘healing and reconciliation’ section. It attracted the attention of the compilers of A&MCP, who shortened it, presumably with the author’s agreement, by combining stanza 5 lines 1-2 with stanza 4 lines 3-4. The original stanzas were:
Through us God calls the world again, and constantly his love remains with arms outstretched, to heal and bless the refugees of emptiness.
Where race or creed or hate divide, the Church, like God, must stand beside and stretch out reconciling hands to join, through suffering, every land.
The shortened version avoids the unsatisfactory rhyme in stanza 5,...
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