You Are the Nerve

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Original lyrics set to the tune of Finlandia.
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O God, your Christ is risen in your people.

On earth Christ has no body now but ours.

We are the flesh and blood of your compassion:

moved by your Spirit, with its loving powers.

God be our heart, and we will be your Body,

serving in love in all our days and hours.

We are your feet, that go with joy to others

to share your love, the gospel we confess.

We are your eyes that see what is and may be,

that see each person’s need and loveliness.

We are your hands, that work with strength for justice,

your hands that shelter, heal and feed and bless.

Love, move in me, and guide me by your Spirit,

even when I don’t see or understand.

My life is yours, to be your living Body,

that I may love and serve at your command.

This is my life, my purpose and my power:

you are the nerve, and I your willing hand. 


The lyrics shown on this page are original lyrics by Steve Garnaas-Holmes, set to the tune of Finlandia.

These lyrics are free to use or pay-what-you-like to purchase (download includes lyrics in .doc format)—or you may directly copy and paste from this page. You are permitted to print, project, broadcast or otherwise use this song in worship in whatever ways you need.

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