Tag: Here

Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather

Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
1. Here, O Lord, Your servants gather,
Hand we link with hand;
Looking toward our Savior’s cross,
Joined in love we stand.
As we seek the realm of God,
We unite to pray:
Jesus, Savior, guide our steps,
For You are the Way.

2. Many are the tongues we speak,
Scattered are the lands,
Yet our hearts are one in God,
One in love’s demands.
E’en in darkness hope appears,
Calling age and youth:
Jesus, teacher, dwell with us,
For You are the Truth.

3. Nature’s secrets open wide,
Changes never cease;
Where, O where, can weary souls
Find the source of peace?
Unto all those sore distressed,
Torn by endless strife:
Jesus, healer, bring Your balm,
For You are the Life.

4. Grant, O God, an age renewed,
Filled with deathless love;
Help us as we work and pray,
Send us from above
Truth and courage, faith and power
Needed in our strife:
Jesus, Savior, be our way,
Be our truth, our life.

Here I Am, Lord

Here I Am, Lord

1 “I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin
my hand will save.
I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?”

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

2 “I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them.
They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them.
Whom shall I send?” Refrain

3 “I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide
till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send?” Refrain

God Is Here!

God Is Here!

1 God is here! As we your people
meet to offer praise and prayer,
may we find in fuller measure
what it is in Christ we share.
Here, as in the world around us,
all our varied skills and arts
wait the coming of the Spirit
into open minds and hearts.

2 Here are symbols to remind us
of our lifelong need of grace;
here are table, font, and pulpit;
here the cross has central place.
Here in honesty of preaching,
here in silence, as in speech,
here, in newness and renewal,
God the Spirit comes to each.

3 Here our children find a welcome
in the Shepherd’s flock and fold;
here as bread and wine are taken,
Christ sustains us as of old.
Here the servants of the Servant
seek in worship to explore
what it means in daily living
to believe and to adore.

4 Lord of all, of church and kingdom,
in an age of change and doubt,
keep us faithful to the gospel;
help us work your purpose out.
Here, in this day’s dedication,
all we have to give, receive;
we, who cannot live without you,
we adore you! We believe!