AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
Author : Anonymous
Source : DCH 356
We, your people, God, confessing Jesus Christ your Son as Lord,
Gather here in common worship praising your Incarnate Word.
Through the power of Christ within us we are strengthened to proclaim
Gospel truth in witness, service offered in Christs holy name.
We, your people, God, rejoicing in your vast creative power,
Bind ourselves, each with the other, covenant in love this hour.
Through baptismal rite we enter, rising, newly born to be
Unified with your whole people here in perfect liberty.
We, your people, God, communing through the Holy Spirit, here,
Joined together as disciples, in obedience now draw near.
At the table where the emblems of Christs sacrifice are spread,
Here we celebrate his presence with the cup and broken bread.
We, your people, God, receiving gifts of ministry outpoured
In the light of holy scripture are set free, refreshed, restored.
In the bonds of faith we serve you, God of all, whom we adore.
Yours the blessing, yours the glory, one God, reigning evermore!
Tune : IN BABILONE
Traditional Dutch Melody