Womb of life and source of being
Womb of life and source of being. Ruth C. Duck* (1947- ).
This hymn challenges the traditional language used in the Trinitarian formula. Duck believes that the exclusive, male-centered language, the traditional formula – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – limits the understanding of the work of the Trinity. ‘Womb of life and source of being’ makes an effort to broaden the images of the persons in the Trinity and to establish it as a model for a vibrant community:
Womb of life, and source of being, home of every restless heart, in your arms the worlds awakened; you have loved us from the start. We, your children, gather ‘round you, at the table you prepare. Sharing stories, tears, and...
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