AS GRAIN ON SCATTERED HILLSIDES (words by Ruth Duck)

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Lyrics

As grain on scattered hillsides,
when gathered, makes one bread,
God, gather all your people,
as one in Christ our head.
From every race and nation,
unite us as your own.
Make us a sign of oneness
through whom your love is known.

As grain remains but single
until it falls and dies,
yet dying to its own life,
bears fruit and multiplies.
So may we die to hatred,
to proud and hurtful ways,
reborn to common service,
that all may sing your praise.

As yeast with flour and water,
is mixed, that bread may rise,
so may your church be leaven
of life that satisfies.
As salt enhances flavor,
the bread of life preserves,
may earth rejoice to savor
a church that heals and serves.

O Christ, our risen Savior,
O Christ, our living Bread,
come now and live among us,
our Life, our Hope, our Head.
Come knead us all, though many,
empower us to be
one loaf, one love, one body
among humanity.

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