God Raised Up This Man
This man though of humble birth has won immortal fame
You and I we know him well for Cardijn is his name.
In this world he showed God’s plan to every girl and boy.
Young hearts beat with hope and pride that God raised up this man.
This man shared the workers’ life and found a simple truth:
He could help all working men by patient trust in you.
Through his labours and his prayers the movement came to birth;
Now it’s spread throughout the world since God raised up this man.
Christian workers of the world sing with joyful hearts.
Now we’re serving Christ our King since he raised up this man.
This man showed each boy and girl their dignity sublime
Taught us how to work for Christ; to use our precious time.
Old in years but young in heart, and for him we pray
And we’re grateful everyday that God raised up this man.
All our Time
The world we’re in is our own mission
To change our world is our commission
The time is now, so let’s begin
What can I do, Lord, what can I do?
O Lord we pray, is that enough?
For we must work and work is tough.
Each boy and girl they need our help.
If I were rich, I’d give you wealth.
All I can give is just myself.
This work, this day, I give it all.
To think like you, to work like you,
To pray through you, to live by you.
I’ll give my strength and all my time.
If I were rich, I’d give you wealth,
Well what are your thoughts in mind and heart?
For now we know where we must start!