Holiness & Risk … a new hymn

I wrote this hymn for the recent Methodist Church Holiness & Risk conference at Swanwick. It can be sung to a number of tunes but Wilton was used at the conference.


While our horizons hem us in
your vision shows a farther shore:
where holiness is not a dream
and Good News runs from door to door.

As risk aversion holds us back
your footsteps trace an urgent path:
to where your reckless grace rebuilds
the love that helps the broken laugh.

What is the bridge that takes us there?
What is the passage to that shore?
If there were easy paths to trace
then human hearts would know for sure.

Give us the wisdom to be fools,
to dare to dream and to declare
the paradox of God in Christ:
that death is life and all may share.

Metre 8.8.8.8. (LM)
Gareth Hill. Copyright © 2008 GraceNotes Music

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