522. The church is wherever God's people are praising

1 The Church is wherever God's people are praising,
knowing they're wanted and loved by their Lord.
The Church is wherever Christ's followers are trying
to live and to share out the good news of God.

2 The Church is wherever God's people are loving,
where all are forgiven and start once again,
where all are accepted, whatever their background,
whatever their past and whatever their pain.

3 The Church is wherever God's people are seeking
to reach out and touch folk wherever they are --
conveying the Gospel, its joy and its comfort,
to challenge, refresh, and excite and inspire.

4 The Church is wherever God's people are praising,
knowing we're wanted and loved by our Lord.
The Church is where we as Christ's followers are trying
to live and to share out the good news of God.

Text Information
First Line: The church is wherever God's people are praising
Author: Carol Rose Ikeler (b. 1920)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 12 10 12 11 Irregular
Scripture: 1 John 3:1; Acts 2:43-47; Acts 4:32-35; Ephesians 5:1; Hebrews 13:16
Topic: Our Response to Christ: In Discipleship; Our Response to God : in the worship of God's house; Children2 more...
Copyright: © 1963 W. L. Jenkins
Tune Information
Name: THE BARD OF ARMAGH
Collector: John A. Lomax
Meter: 12 10 12 11 Irregular
Key: E♭ Major
Source: American cowboy melody, derived from Irish folk melody