6. When the World Is Babbling 'Round Us

When the word is babbling 'round us,
deafening us to human need,
when its selfish ways confound us
as we satisfy our greed,
find us and free us, O God.

When we fail to hear you call us,
when we turn and run away
until evil times befall us,
causing us to stop and pray,
find us, forgive us, O God.

Let your holy spirit enter
into hearts on wings of dove.
Let your will be at the center
of our lives afire with love.
Find us, and fill us, O God.

Make us one with Christ in caring
for the outcast and the lost,
that in joyful, selfless sharing
we may never count the cost.
Find us, and form us, O God.

Text Information
First Line: When the world is babbling 'round us,
Title: When the World Is Babbling 'Round Us
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1996)
Meter: 87,87.7
Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2
Topic: Babel and Pentecost experiences; Prayer: Repentance, petition
Source: "A Prayer for Pentecost" (anthem)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1996 Abingdon Press
Tune Information
Name: MIDDLETOWN
Composer: John D. Horman (1996)
Meter: 87,87.7
Key: F Major
Source: "A Prayer for Pentecost" (anthem)
Copyright: © 1996 Abingdon Press