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O fathering, mothering God...!

From the April 1983 issue of The Christian Science Journal

O fathering God of righteousness,
Known through the Christ, Your Son,
Unfold in us the consciousness
Wherein Your will is done:
When that will steers a nation's might
Past prejudice and fears
And wakens men's hearts to the right—
Christ in the world appears.

O mothering God, this day we seek
One great Love to adore,
The Love that sweetens peoples' thought
On every land and shore;
Your male-female is genderless—
Whose sinless grace endures,
Whose strength flows through our tenderness,
Whose motives all are Yours.

O fathering, mothering God, whose love
Lifts flower and flaming star,
In You there is no sin or death,
No time, no near, no far;
No alien son, no hating race,
No child unsought, unknown;
Embrace Your sons and daughters—draw
All nations into one!

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