Opening Hymn Tune Tis 47
O God our help in ages past
Our hope for you and me.
Help us to be the catalyst
that all may surely see.
The strangest sign with us today
Is terror in God’s name.
It shows how far we’ve lost our way
It is a deepening shame.
Some make the claim that when they kill
They do it for some good;
It does not show a gracious will
It’s not where Jesus stood.
If God is in a war at all,
It is with those who bleed.
It is with wounded as they fall
No matter what their creed.
Some claim they have the right to say
That God is on their side;
But Jesus shows us love’s true way
And there we should abide.