God Calls Us to Worship

God calls us to worship with glorious sounds

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2001)
Tune: KAPELLMEISTER
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

God calls us to worship with glorious sounds
of music declaring that here love is found;
in songs of the faithful and tunes that we play,
God's presence is made known among us today.
Refrain:
Sing praise that, in music, God gives us a voice,
and calls us to worship, give thanks, and rejoice!

Sing praise for the music that's chosen with care
that we may express our deep feelings in prayer,
for psalms, hymns, and anthems that help us move on
from tears of lament to a joyful new song.
Refrain:
Sing praise now for music that gives us a voice
to tell of God's goodness, give thanks, and rejoice.

Sing praise for directors who work hard and long
to help us discover our own gifts for song,
who nurture and teach us and set us afire
to sing from the pew or a place in the choir.
Refrain:
Sing praise now for music that gives us a voice
to tell of God's goodness, give thanks, and rejoice.

Sing praise for musicians who walk at our side,
our friends and companions, who ever provide
new reasons to sing and to offer our praise,
and lead us in serving God, now and always.
Refrain:
Sing praise now for music that gives us a voice
to tell of God's goodness, give thanks, and rejoice.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God calls us to worship with glorious sounds
Title: God Calls Us to Worship
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2001)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Source: The Song Lingers On

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