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In the light of the death of Nelson Mandela you may wish to open the worship with a time of silent remembrance and this hymn.
Equally this hymn might be used elsewhere in the service:

This day we have witnessed a man for all nations,
a man who was human, held fast what is right,
for this he would live with profound resignation,
he shone in the world, don't extinguish that light.

And we who are human stand now in remembrance,
frail shadows of all he has shown we can be.
Standfast in this moment and cherish the values,
for which he once suffered that we might be free.

Verse 3 follows

At the death of Nelson Mandela


Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © 5/12/2013 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

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