64 A SONG OF MERCY AND GRACE

Refrain: God is the light and the grace,*
which is all blessèd love.
1 Jesus is our true mother,*
the protector of the love which knows no end.
2 We have our being from Jesus,*
where the foundation of motherhood begins.
3 God revealed that in all things,*
as truly as God is our father
   so truly God is our mother.
4 God is the power and goodness of fatherhood;*
God is the wisdom and loving kindness of motherhood.
5 God is the Trinity and God is the Unity;*
God is all our life:
   nature, mercy and grace.
6 God is the one who makes us to love,*
and the endless fulfilling of all true desires;
7 For where the soul is highest and noblest,*
then it is humble and lowly.
8 God desired Christ to be our mother,
   our brother and our Saviour,*
for God knows us now
   and loved us before time began.
9 In nature, Jesus is our true mother
   by our first creation,*
and in grace by taking our created nature.
10 All the love of offering and sacrifice
   of belovèd motherhood,*
are in Christ our Belovèd.
11 For in Jesus we have this godly will,*
both in nature and in grace.
Glory . . . Julian of Norwich
God is the light and the grace,*
which is all blessèd love.