66 A SONG OF OUR TRUE NATURE

Refrain: Nature and grace are of one accord,*
for God is one in love, in nature and in grace.
1 Christ revealed our frailty and our falling,*
our trespasses and our humiliations.
2 Christ also revealed his blessèd power,*
his blessèd wisdom and love.
3 He protects us as tenderly and as sweetly
    when we are in greatest need;*
he raises us in spirit
   and turns everything to glory and joy without ending.
4 God is the ground and the substance,
   the very essence of nature;*
God is the true father and mother of natures.
5 We are all bound to God by nature,*
and we are all bound to God by grace.
6 And this grace is for all the world,*
because it is our precious mother, Christ.
7 For this fair nature was prepared by Christ
   for the honour and nobility of all,*
and for the joy and bliss of salvation.
Glory . . . Julian of Norwich
Nature and grace are of one accord,*
for God is one in love, in nature and in grace.