1 Deep contradictions, not cosy solutions,
come when our faith and experience collide.
Pain and its purpose, the holocaust's image,
loving and hurting, are found side by side.
2 Here in the tension of unresolved conflict,
logic and passion will vie for each heart;
here in life's crucible, melting and moulding,
God has a purpose and we play a part.
3 Here, where the spirit is forging, transforming
lives that are open to challenge and change;
God in each paradox fathoms potential,
source of the pattern we measure and range.
Andrew Pratt (born 1948)
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Metre:11 10 11 10
Tune: EPIPHANY HYMN