Advent: Again for the First Time

Restore us, O God,
to what has never been
(what has Always Been):
a loving communion,
a delighting Body.

Return us, O God,
to that new place
(that Eternal Place):
the peaceable kindom,
the holy mountain.

Revive us, O God,
to life not yet known
(Life Made Plain):
hearts in one love,
voices in one song.

Reconstitute us, O God,
our Always Been,
our Eternal Place,
our Life Made Plain.
Create us again for the first time.

on Psalm 80:3