Hymnal Project

585 ~ When Christ Was Lifted From the Earth



1

When Christ was lifted from the earth
His arms stretched out above
Through every culture, every birth,
To draw an answering love.


2

Still east and west His love extends
And always, near or far,
He calls and claims us as His friends
And love us as we are.


3

Where generation, class or race
Divides us to our shame
He sees not labels but a face,
A person and a name.


4

Thus freely loved, tho' fully known
May I in Christ be free
To welcome and accept His own
As Christ accepted me.