A gathering or opening hymn; Michael Arsenault, vocals; Amanda Udis-Kessler, piano
Queerly beloved, we have assembled,
Joining in wonder, singing in praise.
Lifting our eyes, raising our voices,
Trusting in hope, in love, and in faith.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, God is great!
Queerly beloved, we have been hated,
Treated as outcasts, ragged and rough.
Still we persist, joyous and grateful,
Trusting that grace is ever enough.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, God is love!
Queerly beloved, we have discovered
Love that is perfect, ending our fear.
There is a truth waiting to claim us.
There is a call so strong and so clear.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, God is here!