You, Lord Jesus, didn't stay
Quietly dead and hid away
You're still here to give direction
To challenge every bad intention.

For there is still a need of men
To respond as you did then
To overcome their normal fears
And face the world with fresh ideas

Give us then the strength divine
To step completely out of line
Going after where you led
Doing always what you said

Be our strength when we are weak
Be there when we your comfort seek
Be there in glory when we win
Be there in mercy when we sin.

Lord Jesus, with the Spirit fill us
With his awesome power instil us
For it is then that we can do
and follow truly after you.