Lord of the Kingdom

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Duccio, c.1310, via Wikimedia Commons

O Lord of the Kingdom
Where losing is winning
And love has a strength which
Gives promise of dawn;
Teach us in our doubting
To know resurrection
And live in your world as
A people reborn.

O Lord of the Kingdom
The poorest are welcome,
The homeless find lodging
The outcasts belong;
Fill us with your loving
And free us, Lord Jesus,
To worship and serve you
All ages along.

Edmund Banyard, 1920 – , English minister and author

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And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.

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