- When Christ was lifted from the earth His arms stretched out above
Through every culture, every birth, to draw an answering love.
- Still east and west His love extends and always, near or far,
He calls and claims us as His friends and loves us as we are.
- Where generation, class, or race divides us to our shame,
He sees not labels but a face, a person and a name.
- Thus freely loved, tho’ fully known, may I in Christ be free
To welcome and accept His own as Christ accepted me.