River of Life
River of life, ending all strife,
Coming from Christ who is temple and priest;
Wash down our streets, cleanse our conceits,
Open our jails and get us released
From under the steeple, to serving the people.
Spirit of life, cut out like a knife
Clutter and habits whose logic has ceased;
Pull up the blinds, broaden our minds,
Help us to serve a contemporary feast,
Not locked in the steeple, but blessing the people.
The above poem was used by Rev Jock Stein in leading the worship at our 2010 Conference.