GOD OF EVE AND GOD OF MARY (words by Fred Kaan)

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two verses played on piano by Ron Klusmeier.

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Lyrics

God of Eve and God of Mary,
God of love and mother-earth,
thank you for the ones who with us
shared their life and gave us birth.

As you came to earth in Jesus,
so you come to us today;
you are present in the caring
that prepares us for life’s way.

Thank you, that the Church our Mother,
gives us bread and fills our cup,
and the comfort of the Spirit
warms our hearts and lifts us up.

Thank you for belonging, shelter,
bonds of friendship, ties of blood,
and for those who have no children,
yet are parents under God.

God of Eve and God of Mary,
Christ our Brother, human Son,
Spirit, caring like a Mother,
take our love and make us one!

Author / Composer Comments

• Author Fred Kaan, from his book The Only Earth We Know (Stainer & Bell / Hope Publishing Co., 1999, page 74): “This was written in 1987 for Penhill United Reformed Church, the small Swindon [England] housing estate congregation which I served as part-time minister from 1985 to 1989. The hymn was one of seven runners-up in that year’s BBC TV hymn-writing competition.”

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