You who command,
You who are our commander,
You who are our commander-in-chief;
We intend obedience, without reserve.
As we ponder your commands, they often come at us
like more nagging from our mothers,
like more rules from our teachers....
Then we hear your wonderful words of life,
and know that in your command is our perfect freedom.

For your command,
for Jesus' glad obedience,
for Jesus' new command of neighbor,
we give you great thanks.
We vow full, glad compliance. Amen.

Walter Brueggemann in Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth by Edwin Searcy