July 30, 2020

Published July 30, 2020 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

In Memory of John Lewis

Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.
                                                      New York Times, July 30, 2020

Let Justice Flow like Streams                                                                ELW# 717

1    Let justice flow like streams
      of sparkling water, pure,
      enabling growth, refreshing life,
      abundant, cleansing, sure.

2    Let righteousness roll on
      as others’ cares we heed,
      an ever-flowing stream of faith
      translated into deed.

3    So may God’s plumb line, straight,
      define our measure true,
      and justice, right, and peace pervade
      this world our whole life through.

Text: Jane Parker Huber, b. 1926; Text © 1984 Jane Parker Huber, admin. Westminster John Knox Press. Used by permission.