God, you wrap your love around us, Like a blanket soft and warm.
You give rest when we are weary, You protect us from the storm.
May each person who finds shelter In these blankets that we share
Also feel the joy and comfort Of your love's protecting care.

Jesus, you were once a baby, Sought by those who would destroy.
Into Egypt you were carried - Far from home, a little boy.
Were you wrapped up warm to travel, Safe from terror, free from harm?
Did you feel God's strong protection, Snuggle there in Mary's arm?

May the women, men and children Fleeing danger every day
Know, through us, your living presence; You walk with them on their way.
Spirit as you give the comfort, Teach us here to freely give.
May we blanket this world over With your love, so all may live.

A Hymn for Church World Service's Blanket Sunday
Tune: CONVERSE "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
Alternate Music: BEECHER "Called as Partners in Christ's Service"

Permission given for free one-time use by any congregation using the hymn to support Church World Service Blanket Sunday. Carolyn would appreciate a copy of the worship bulletin that uses the hymn.

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette and Bruce Gillette are pastors at Limestone Presbyterian Church, 3201 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19808-2198.

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