Hymn - Praise with joy the world’s Creator

1. Praise with joy the world’s Creator,
God of justice, love and peace,
source and end of human knowledge,
force of greatness without cease.
Celebrate the Maker’s glory –
power to rescue and release.

2. Praise the Son who feeds the hungry,
frees the captive, finds the lost,
heals the sick, upsets religion,
fearless both of fate and cost.
Celebrate Christ’s constant presence –
Friend and Stranger, Guest and Host.

3. Praise the Spirit sent among us,
liberating truth from pride,
forging bonds where race or gender,
age or nation dare divide.
Celebrate the Spirit’s treasure –
foolishness none dare deride.

4. Praise the Maker, Son and Spirit,
one God in community,
calling Christians to embody,
oneness and diversity.
Thus the world shall yet believe, when
shown Christ’s vibrant unity.

Words: Iona Community (Together in Song No. 179)
Tune: Praise my soul