Replacement verses (2,3 & 4) for ‘Lift up your hearts’

Metre: 10 10 10 10Woodlands

Redeem us Lord from all those former years
Where guilt and failure formed our present fears;
By grace release us as we sing and pray:
O Lord of light, lift all our hearts today!

Bring light and joy to every human heart:
In Jesus Christ you share our human part
And heal, forgive, transform and make us whole,
O Lord of Truth, lift every Christian soul!

Take all our lives – our strengths and gifts and gains –
For in our freedom, Jesus lives and reigns;
Our minds and wills set free to sing your praise
Which brings eternal peace to human days.

© Neil Thompson