The gift of freedom brings us choice
which often makes us torn:
should we fulfil our earthly wants
or live our lives reborn?
Each choice we make is like a drop
that falls into a lake
and ripples out beyond our sight
with power to make or break.
God, make us wise to our impact
in choices we control
and help us choose the way of Christ
that makes another whole.
Forgive us, God, when freedom brings
enslavement and abuse;
encourage us to sacrifice
and think each time we choose.
O God of love, expand our minds
to see beyond the shore
and look at how each drop affects
the world that you adore.
© Gary Hopkins 2012
Metre: 86 86
Suggested tune: Contemplation