|Hymn:||Healing God, Almighty Father|
|Words:||John Richards (b 1939)|
|Music:||R H Prichard (1811-87)|
Healing God, almighty Father,
active throughout history,
ever saving, guiding, working
for your children to be free.
Shepherd, king, inspiring prophets
to foresee your suffering role;
Lord, we raise our prayers and voices;
make us one and make us whole.
Healing Christ, God's Word incarnate,
reconciling each to all,
God's atonement, dying for us,
his full rescue from our Fall.
'Jesus', saviour, healer, victor,
drawing out for us death's sting;
Lord, we bow our hearts in worship,
and united praises bring.
Healing Spirit, Christ-anointing,
raising to new life in him;
help to poor; release to captives;
cure of body; health within.
Life-renewing and empowering
Christ-like service to the lost;
Lord, we pray 'Renew your wonders
as of a New Pentecost!'
Healing Church, called-out and chosen
to enlarge God's kingdom here;
Lord-obeying; Spirit strengthened
to bring God's salvation near.
For creation's reconciling
gifts of love in us release,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
'Make us instruments of peace'.