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Come, Celebrate the Women

Come, celebrate the women
       who brought the Church to birth!
       the gentle revolution
       that shall transform the earth:
whose faith was salt and leaven,
       whose hearts and minds were free,
       and this was their direction --
       to peace and unity.

The teachers, saints and mothers
       who lived and died unsung
       kept safe the gospel story
       and taught it to the young;
the Christ child Mary cradled,
       the living Word to be,
       was crucified for pleading
       this peace and unity.

Daughters of the disciples,
       you weave the story still,
       the fabric of the future
       with warmth and love and skill,
you make the bread of wholeness,
       the wine of harmony --
       and all shall share your feasting
       in peace and unity!

Shirley Erena Murray
Words © 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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Theme: Church - Life Together

Author(s): Murray, Shirley Erena (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: ELLACOMBE -

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