The Threefold Mission
Written for Catechetical Sunday, September 18, 2005
This hymn can be sung to the tune used for
Life is Christ
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
And we as Christians
Are anointed with His power.
He our priest,
Our king and prophet
Truly present in this hour.
Calling us to threefold mission
That of prophet, king and priest.
Consecrated, Christ we worship
In the Eucharistic feast.
Called to sanctify our culture.
Called to teach that all may live.
Called to rule our hearts and families.
Pow’r in service, Christ to give.
Give Him when we rule with wisdom,
Building holy community.
When we teach the Faith He gives us
In the Spirit’s unity.
Resurrected through the Spirit,
Christ, the Father’s only Son.
Christ will come again in glory
With the final victory won.
Faithful to our threefold mission,
Saved by His great sacrifice.
We’ll enjoy that joyful vision
Evermore, for life is Christ.
Text: Catechism of the Catholic Church nn. 436, 453, 486, 629, 695, 783, 1289; Kenneth Ogorek ©2004.
Tune: HYFRYDOL, 8 7 8 7 D; Rowland H. Prichard, 1811-1887
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