To Be Your Presence   ELW 546

Text:  Delores Dufner, OSB

Copyright 2000 GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago, IL


“To be Your presence is our mission here,

to show compassion’s face and list’ning ear,

to be Your heart of mercy ever near . . .


We are Your heart, O Christ, Your hands and voice,

to serve Your people is our call and choice,

and in this mission we, the Church, rejoice,



“Delores Dufner is a nun of the Order of Saint Benedict at Saint Benedict’s Monastery in Saint Joseph, Minnesota. She is on the faculty of Saint Benedict’s College and Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.”