Challenging and Responsible Prayer

The response

All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome to this place.

1

Let us build a school where love can dwell

And all can safely live

A place where saints and sinners tell

How hearts learn to forgive

Built on hopes and dreams and visions

Rock of faith and vault of grace

Here the love of Christ shall end divisions

All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome to this place.

 

2

Let us build a school where prophets speak

And words are strong and true

Where all God’s children dare to seek

To dream God’s reign anew

Here the cross shall stand as witness

And as a symbol of God’s Grace

Here as one we claim the faith of Jesus

All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome to this place.

 

 

3

Let us build a school where hands will reach

Beyond the wood and stone

To heal and strengthen, serve and teach

And live the Word they’ve known

Here the outcast and the stranger

Bear the image of God’s face

Let us bring an end to fear and danger

All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome to this place.

 

4

Let us build a school where all are named

Their songs and visions heard

And loved and treasured, taught and claimed

As words within the Word

Built of tears and cries and laughter

Prayers of faith and songs of grace

Let this school proclaim from floor to rafter

All are welcome, all are welcome,

All are welcome to this place.