Dear Lord, where are the signs of hope

Dear Lord, where are the signs of hope,

the echoes of new birth?

Where will we find the shafts of light;

God’s grace notes for the earth?

Could we be what our neighbours need

to bring the great Good News?

Could we reveal the love of God

and walk in Jesus’ shoes?


How do we touch this fragile world

and bring the Christ-light near?

How do we earn the right to speak

of love that conquers fear?

We need to know your Spirit’s power,

equipping us to serve.

May we be energised by fire

to give without reserve.


We hold our lives before you now:

a grace gift from your Son.

Lord, make us open to your will

until the work is done.

We will not rest until the day

your Kingdom comes on earth.

We give ourselves to serve the light

and bring new hope to birth.



Gareth Hill. Copyright © 2007 Gareth Hill Publishing/Song Solutions CopyCare, 14 Horsted Square, Uckfield, TN22 1QG

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In 2007 I won a new hymn writers' award from BBC Radio 2 and BBC Local Radio for this hymn.

Part of the prize was to have a tune composed by Professor Barry Rose (.pdf of the sheet music below).

In addition, there is a lighter tune written by my collaborator Len Olds (recording above and a .pdf of the sheet music below)