by Patrick Watters
When we started we were strangers
barely knowing each other's names.
Now we love as brothers and sisters
and we will never be the same.
Now we have seen and we have heard
that our God is full of love and grace,
for the wilderness that was our hearts
He's transformed into a holy place.
God called forth this people
and responding to His call,
they rebuilt the ancient ruins
and restored the city walls.
The live as holy people
redeemed from the fall.
For God and His Christ
have become their all in all.
(based on Gerry Tuohy's ""God Called Forth A People")