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Turning the World Upside Down

Tomorrow, Trinity Sunday, will be the 60th anniversary of Michael Fullagar's ordination to as deacon. Michael served his curacy years in Camberwell. Also there was the hymnwriter who wrote one of the most of current hymns; "Lord Jesus Christ" by Patrick Appleford. I knew Patrick to speak to when he was Chelmsford Diocese Director of Education 1975-90. One of his lesser known hymns but with great words is:


O Lord, all the world belongs to You


O Lord, all the world belongs to You and You are always making all things new. What is wrong, You forgive, and the new life You give is what’s turning the world upside down.

The world’s only loving to its friends, but Your way of loving never ends, loving enemies too; and this loving with You is what’s turning the world upside down.

The world lives divided and apart, You draw men together, and we start in our friendship to see that in harmony we can be turning the world upside down.

The world wants the wealth to live in state, but You show a new way to be great: like a servant You came, and if we do the same, we’ll be turning the world upside down.

©1965 Josef Weinberger

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