Jesus, hope of saints and sinners, yours the name we’re called to share. Hillside teacher, story-weaver and the heartbeat of our prayer. You invite us all to join you at the Father’s Kingdom call: so the friends of heaven gather to declare the Friend of All. Where we nurse a fading image of the Kingdom drawing near, build upon our silent longing make your vision crystal-clear. Let our lives and lips reveal you in the journey we’ve begun: so that hope, in being faithful, loves ‘til death is overrun. Passing fame and fading glory are the hallmarks of our age. Give us voices to declare you, Jesus, Lord on every page. Hallelujah, friend of sinners, yours the profile we would own: yours the call to closer friendship, yours the invitation home.
This was written at a friend’s request for a “Facebook hymn” – something which used social media terms.
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