In God’s Embrace

In God’s Embrace
© 2017 Bret Hesla

In God’s embrace we’ve come thus far
In God’s embrace we travel forth
Through perils unknown, on paths untrod.
In God’s embrace we shall remain.
In God’s embrace we shall remain.

Words and music by Bret Hesla.
Written on commission for St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Austin, MN, on their 150th Anniversary October 2017
© 2017 Bret Hesla. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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Inspired by what is sometimes known as the Travelers Prayer, or the Holden Village Prayer. Original title: “Call of Abraham.”  Source: Daily Prayer. Edited by Eric Milner-White and George Wallace Brigg. Great Britain (1942)

O God, you have called your servants to ventures
of which we cannot see the ending,
by paths yet untrodden,
through perils unknown.
Give us faith to go out with good courage,
not knowing where we go,
but only that your hand is leading us
and your love supporting us
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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