Gathering: 2001 Beechworth Gathering

Author: The Rev. Pam Wylie who wrote the words and music to this Hymn especially for the Beechworth Gathering Ecumenical Service


Celebrate the laughter,
Feel the wrench of pain,
Celebrate the creek that flows,
Mourn the flood of rain;
Celebrate beginnings,
Life which comes through pain:
Within all life God lives within:
God lives within and feels with us
Our sense of loss and gain.

Celebrate the gift of life:
Feel the hurt of death:
Celebrate the gift of hope
Mourn the hopelessness:
Celebrate beginnings:
New born baby's cry;
With each new day new hope God brings:
With each new day the gift God brings,
Is hope and strengthened faith.

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