The New Creature

From selfish loneliness and arid pride

Remade again, and yet again as one

With love's dynamic grace the power to link

In one more strengthened bond of holy growth

In fellowship. And then to share and learn

The meaning of this truth of being one,

When we are two or more within a group

Of recreated men bound up in Christ,

Experimenting with the risk of faith

In friendship's warm and deep relationship,

And finding there our Lord's own will for us

To glorify his name in harmony.


So let me grow into myself with you

And let us share our maker's comely form.


Following a Friday night prayer meeting, Chikankata, Zambia, where there was a constant search for community.


April 1974