773. Heaven Shall Not Wait

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First Line: Heaven shall not wait for the poor to lose their patience
Title: Heaven Shall Not Wait
Author: John L. Bell (1987)
Author: Graham Maule (1987)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 12.11.12.11
Scripture: Leviticus 25:17; Proverbs 22:1-2; Proverbs 22:9; Proverbs 22:22-23; Luke 5:27-32; Luke 6:20-26; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; 1 Timothy 6:17-18
Topic: Christian Year: Reign of Christ; Grace; Justice and Reconciliation1 more...
Language: English
Copyright: © 1987 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)
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Name: HEAVEN SHALL NOT WAIT
Composer: John L. Bell (1987)
Meter: 12.11.12.11
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1987 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)


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This stirring, prophetic hymn is organized around two recurring four-syllable phrases, the first of which introduces an idealized scenario of what Dietrich Bonhoeffer would call “cheap grace,” while the second announces the “costly grace” of God’s redeeming work in Jesus Christ.


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