In a material world
To receive what lasts
From the very hand of God
In a pure and peaceful flow
Meeting every possible honest need,
A seed sown in faithful love
Multiplies in generous, giving hearts.
Those who move in and through our earthly lives
As simply gifts of opportunity,
Chances to pour out a healthy drink
To hand out rich, nutritious bread
To encourage the poor in spirit,
All the beautiful children.
We live to share everything good
One hand meets our own needs
The other passes along abundance,
Both hands lifted in true, practical works of prayer
And are wonderfully turned into the gift of praise experienced
Joy from above worked into the real possessions we carry
The people held near to our hearts,
Ones in need given spiritual food and drink
Kept close in our minds,
The cup of salvation always a very Light burden to carry.