God’s voice made visible
Was it the shaking ground that moved
the stone, that freed the resting Word,
that called the Christ to life again:
God’s Spirit, breathing, moved and stirred?
Whatever cause, we may not know,
but Mary heard a calming voice,
that turned her life around again,
that gave her reason to rejoice.
The world still spinning, recollects
that God survived all human scorn;
that lives were changed for ever more
in meeting love alive, re-born.
This is the Voice that turns us round,
that calmly offers grace to cope;
that gives us strength to live again,
that gives us cause to sing our hope.
Text: © 2011 Andrew Pratt (email@example.com)
Metre: 88.88 (Long metre)
Suggested tunes Galilee (StF 149; H&P 239i); Truro (StF 297; H&P 190)