Time past for us to renew respect,
A virtue lost from long neglect;
Give honor to God, his vast array
Of powers and gifts on full display.
The force of truth we need recall,
And glory of heaven again enthrall,
Let warmth of brethren work its charm,
God’s pardon of sin our guard disarm.
Hear and obey the gladdening news,
See Christ on the cross in darkened hues;
All pride and hardness of heart discard,
To hold the Son in highest regard.
Fall down before the Lord of man,
Who is and was before time began.
Inspired by the book Renewing Respect, Bill Bagents, ed.