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Ours the Journey   1 comment

Rush Hour on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Hymn Source = Chalice Hymnal (1995 ), of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Words by the Reverend Julian B. Rush, a retired United Methodist minister and Executive Director of the Colorado AIDS Project (1983-2001)

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1.  In the midst of new dimensions,

in the face of changing ways,

who will lead the pilgrim peoples

wandering their sep’rate ways?

God of rainbow, fiery pillar,

leading where the eagles soar,

we your people, ours the journey

now and evermore.

2.  Through the flood of starving peoples,

warring factions and despair,

who will lift the olive branches?

Who will light the flame of care?

God of rainbow, fiery pillar,

leading where the eagles soar,

we your people, ours the journey

now and evermore.

3.  Though we reach the highest heavens,

holding worlds at your command,

we are yet a desert people

searching for the promised land.

God of rainbow, fiery pillar,

leading where the eagles soar,

we your people, ours the journey

now and evermore.

4.  Should the threats of dire predictions

cause us to withdraw in pain,

may your blazing phoenix spirit

resurrect the church again.

God of rainbow, fiery pillar,

leading where the eagles soar,

we your people, ours the journey

now and evermore.