Behold, I make all things new.@Revelation 21:5
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Brian Wren (1936–)

Brian Wren, 1978, alt. 1987.

Beginnings Carlton R. Young, 1984 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Carlton R. Young (1926–)

This is a day of new beginnings,
Time to remember and move on,
Time to believe what love is bringing,
Laying to rest the pain that’s gone.

For by the life and death of Jesus,
God’s mighty Spirit, now as then,
Can make for us a world of difference,
As faith and hope are born again.

Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring,
Step from the past and leave behind
Our disappointment, guilt and grieving,
Seeking new paths, and sure to find.

Christ is alive, and goes before us,
To show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
Our God is making all things new.

In faith we’ll gather round the table,
To taste and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
Our God is making all things new.*

*Alternate text for communion.