1 As sons of the day and daughters of light,
no longer we sleep like creatures of night:
For Jesus has died that with him we may live;
by all he has given, we learn how to give.

2 One body in Christ, let all play their part:
the lazy be warned, the timid take heart;
let those who are hurt never pay back with wrong,
but serve one another: together be strong!

3 Be constant in prayer, at all times rejoice,
in all things give thanks let God hear your voice!
alive to the Spirit, alert to his word,
test all things, and hold to what pleases the Lord.

4 May God who first called, gave peace and made whole,
preserve us from fault in body and soul:
our Lord Jesus Christ keep us firm in his grace
until at his coming we meet face to face.

Christopher Idle from 1 Thessalonians 5
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns
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