Boundless Life
Hymns by Bill Wallace
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COSMOS
1. This world is full of death and resurrection (Cong. ver.)



This world is full of death and resurrection

From Winter's depths new powers of life will surge;
In Nature's way a calm replaces tumult;
When atoms smash trapped energies emerge........
2. This world is full of death and resurrection (SATB ver.)

ECOSYSTEM
3. Gift of the solar fire (Tune: Solar Fire).



Gift of the solar fire,

Life-giving golden rays,
Caressing all Earth's face with warmth
Till hearts are filled with praise............
4. Gift of the solar fire (Spectrum's Robe).
5. Throughout this land
Throughout this land discern God's veil
Displayed in Earth and sky.
In treeless hills and poisoned streams
Find tears and hear God sigh..........
SAYINGS OF JESUS
6. "The right time has come" (Spirit and Truth)


"The right time has come", Jesus said,
"To worship God everywhere,
The presence of God knows no bounds
For those whose minds are aware".
..........
7. "The right time has come" (Right time).
8. "The first are losers," Jesus said.
"The first are losers", Jesus said,
"The humble shall be first".
Each pilgrim needs true emptiness
To satisfy their thirst...................
PILGRIMAGE
9. The call of the Christ is to inner growth.


The call of the Christ is to inner growth
On paths we each can embrace,
A journey to Spirit's empowering wealth,
The source of each Christ-like grace...........
10. O help us most loving and life-giving God.
O help us, most loving and life-giving God,
Be strong while avoiding misusing our power,
Be humble without undermining self-worth
Embracing Christ's lifestyle each day and each hour..........
11. The Way of God.
The Way of God lies deep within
The mystic Christ declares,
A journey to a wondrous feast
Which God, with love, prepares.............
SPIRITUALITY
12. O inner Christ, our true delight.

O Inner Christ, our true delight,
Between our surface and your gold
There lie the things to which we cling,
The things illusion bids us hold...........
13. As the waters of love.

As the waters of love caress my shore
Like a sparkling lake of peace
The shell of myself dissolves in joy
And fears are allowed to cease...........
PRAYER
14. I will talk to my heart (Sing Hosanna).


I will talk to my heart in the stillness,
I will talk to my heart when I pray,
I will let go of all my resentment
Till compassion is my inner Way............
15. I will talk to my heart (Stillness).
SACRIFICE
16. When love flies on the wings of sacrifice.



When love flies on the wings of sacrifice,
When anger dies and greed is seen as loss,
The letting go becomes our way of life,
A letting go which dwells within the Cross...............
17. O Spirit of knowing
O Spirit of knowing help us to discern
The worth of each sacrifice found in our ways.
From saving of lives, to the healing of self,
While some may seem pointless some others draw praise....
CERTAINITY AND DOUBT
18. O God the great all-knowing One.



O God the great all-knowing One
From whom no truth is veiled
May we traverse beyond the walls
To which our faith is nailed..............
WHOLENESS AND HEALING
19. God is found in all of life.



God is found in all of life,
Every person and each place.
God's great love enfolds all space
And embraces everyone.................
COMPASSION
20. Lamb of God our shepherd.



Lamb of God, our shepherd, help us live like you,
As that God-like mystery, sheep and shepherd too;
For we all need to give and to receive
In our times of laughter and our times of need..............
ECUMENISM
21. As rivers with many strands.



As rivers with many strands
Unite as they reach the sea,
May each stream within the Church
Give others space to be free................
INCLUSIVENESS
22. No outcasts were condemned by Christ.



No outcasts were condemned by Christ
Instead he shared their party ways
But on self-righteous people's heads
He heaped his fire and not his praise..................
ONE WORLD
23. O God how can there be one world.



O God how can there be one world
When there are many ways
Of morals and of politics,
Of dogma and of praise?.................

JUSTICE AND PEACE
24. In the fields where rice is planted.



In the fields where rice is planted in the water's womb,
Or where cattle gasp and die upon the parched earth's tomb,
Within the shanty town or cardboard dwelling place
God is found in the people of the land................

CHRISTMAS
25. Each Christmastide.



Each Christmastide gives us space for a journey,
Journey to places that dwell deep within.
There we find sparkles of night's silent stillness,
Wombs where re-birthing of spirits begin...............
26. Within the manger of our mind.

Within the manger of our mind
Abides a Holy Child,
A sign of goodness and of peace;
Of factions reconciled..................
27. Within the eyes of every child.

Within the eyes of every child
A Christmas is appearing;
Its smile can melt a frozen heart,
Its touch recall love's blessing.................
BAPTISM OF JESUS
28. You came O Christ.



You came, O Christ, to be baptized
By John who dressed in camel's hair.
"You are divine", God's wisdom said,
"Your sacred space is everywhere." ..............
PALM SUNDAY / PEACE
29. Help us O Christ.



Help us, O Christ, to choose the path of peace
With all its skills for healing unjust pains;
To sow the seeds of love instead of war,
To free the victims held by tyrants' chains.................

EASTER
30. I saw the gardener dancing.


I saw the gardener dancing,
The cross became a tree,
A tree that blooms in Springtime
With Easter ecstasy................

31. In the sprouting of the seed.
In the sprouting of the seed,
In the fruiting of the flower,
We celebrate new life
And live the Easter faith.................
32. There shall be life and love.

There shall be life and love,
There shall be joy and fun,
God's beauty shall unfold,
God's justice shall be done...................
TRINITY
33. O threefold God.



O threefold God of tender unity,
Life's great unknown that binds and sets us free:
Felt in our loving, greater than our thought,
You are the mystery found, the mystery sought...........

BAPTISM
34. As we gaze upon this baby.



As we gaze upon this baby
We can touch our childhood's past
And befriend with awe and wonder
All this universe so vast; ...................

COMMUNION / EUCHARIST
35. The patterned mystery





The patterned mystery we enact
Within this sacrament
Enshrines the promised Way of Christ,
God's lively testament................