This hymn was inspired by – Matthew 5: 13 – 20
1 When all the stars burn out,
or all the seas run dry,
God's love and law will still remain,
they soar beyond the sky.
2 When justice is denied,
or people are constrained,
God's righteousness cannot be found,
or hopeful joy retained.
3 Bring savour to the world:
this saltiness we share
is evidence of godliness
that we are meant to bear.
4 For us to be of use,
like standards that will shine
we need God's power to offer grace
through symbol, act and sign.
5 Saltshakers giving taste,
light bearers through the night,
world changers in the name of Christ
we bring God's reign in sight.
Andrew Pratt (born 1948) based on Matthew 5 vs 13-20
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