God in Everything is from A Singing Faith. This hymn also appears in Sing Glory, Kevin Mayhew, UK 1999.  It was sung at Scott Base, Antarctica, on November 28, 2004 at the memorial service on the 25th anniversary of the crash on Mt Erebus of an Air New Zealand plane in which four of my relations perished. It was broadcast over TV1.

Suggested tune: Belmont (A&MR 189)

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God in Everything

God comes to us as one unheard
    in silences profound,
or marvels of a symphony,
    sublimity of sound.

God comes to us as one unseen
    in beauties of the earth;
a sea-gull's flight, a sunset sky,
    the miracle of birth.

God comes to us as one unknown
    to share our joys, our pain;
that presence felt, the gift of grace
    our peace and hope sustain

God comes to us at every hour
    when strength and faith are weak;
the smiles of friends, encircling arms,
    of reassurance speak.

God comes in unexpected ways
    surprising us with joy,
reminding that the light of love
    no darkness can destroy.

Teach us, O God, to recognise
    your spirit everywhere;
make us aware, responsive, keen
    your love for all to share.

Copyright © Jocelyn Marshall, 2008