Did you know there is a Laity Lodge Hymn? No, neither did I. Until recently, when I was sitting in The Great Room at the Lodge and I flipped to the back of this hymnal. This is what I found.
Here are the words, written by Howard Hovde:
- Oh, how will change come to our world? God’s love and justice be unfurled? Can all be done behind church walls? Forgetting work and city halls?
- The Church is called to preach His word. Though Bible truth His will is heard. The sacraments, His Other voice, to make the heart of God rejoice.
- Empowered friends of Christ then go. Fulfilled with love and truth to show God’s triune life, servant leading Christ’s great kingdom, them revealing.
Refrain: Christ the Lord calls everyone. Through laity His will is done. At work and home. In common places. All God’s people spread His graces.