Number: 386
Title: O for a World
Composer: Carl Gotthelf Glaser, 1828 Arr. Lowell Mason, 1839
Author: Miriam Therese Winter, 1987
Scripture: I Corinthians 1:27-29
Theme: Life in Christ

1.  O for a world where everyone
    Respects each other's  ways,
    Where love is lived and all is done
    With justice and with praise.

2.  O for a world where goods are shared
    And misery relieved,
    Where truth is spoken, children spared,
    Equality achieved.

3.  We welcome one world family
    And struggle with each choice
    That opens us to unity
    And gives our vision voice.

4.  The poor are rich, the weak are strong,
    The foolish ones are wise.
    Tell all who mourn; Outcasts belong,
    Who perishes will rise.

5.  O for a world preparing for
    God's glorious reign of peace,
    Where time and tears will be no more,
    And all but love will cease.