Monday, March 30, 2009

John Roberts's Classic, Updated: "All-present, All-visible, Source of all Life"

All-present, all-visible, Source of all life,
Within and around us, through joy and through strife.
Most Sacred, Eternal, You move on the earth,
You beckon and call forth new life and new birth.

Enlivened, extravagant, Sower of seeds,
Abundant, abounding, Your mercy exceeds.
Unhindered, unbridled, you shine forth your grace,
That we may do likewise, revealing Your face.

You care for Creation, O Mother of all,
Great mountains, clear waters, and flowers so small.
The earth is Your temple, for all life to share,
So help us be stewards of healing and care.

Transcendent, uncharted, and still close at hand,
Encompassing people from near and far lands.
Within each new moment, throughout life and death,
Your praises are sung out from all that has breath!

Set to the tune of "Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise" by John Roberts

The Center for Process and Faith has picked up these new lyrics here.


  1. Thank you for the link to this wonderful song. I'm following your blog now too!

  2. I like it Sara! great revisioning...

  3. Excited to sing this Sunday with vocal and printed thanks for Ephphatha-poetry -- thanks and blessings!