God is here! As we your peopleAuthor: Fred Pratt Green (1977)
Tune: ABBOT'S LEIGH
Published in 25 hymnals
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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 your 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 Word 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 celebration,
all we have to give, receive;
we who cannot live without you,
we adore you! We believe!
|First Line:||God is here! As we your people|
|Title:||God Is Here|
|Author:||Fred Pratt Green (1977)|
|Copyright:||© 1979, Hope Publishing Co.|
st. 1 = 1 Cor. 12:27-31
st. 2 = 2 Cor. 4:5
st. 3 = 2 Thess. 2:15
st. 4 = Titus 2:14
Fred Pratt Green (PHH 455) wrote this text early in 1978 in Norwich, England. Russell Schulz-Widmar had requested that Pratt Green write a hymn text to be sung at the closing service of an eight-month festival on worship, music, and the arts, held at the University United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas. In that service on April 30, 1978, the church dedicated its new chancel furniture (thus st. 2), and the people rededicated themselves to God. The text was first published in the British/Methodist supplementary volume Partners in Praise (1979).
"God Is Here" helps us celebrate what it means to be a church: to offer praise and prayer to God with "all our varied skills and arts" (st. 1), to preach the Word and participate in the sacraments (st. 2), to foster faith and service (st. 3), and to live lives ill "church and kingdom" that bring glory to our Lord (st. 4). This text presents a catalog of the central tasks of the church (see also 515) and emphasizes the relationship between Sunday worship and daily living.
Regular Sunday worship; festivals, dedications, anniversaries of the church; worship conferences and missions.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
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|Scripture||First Line||Instances (6)||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Exodus 33:14; 1 Corinthians 12:27-31; 2 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; Titus 2:14||God is here! As we, your people||Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #246||God Is Here||Henrietta Ten Harmsel; Fred Pratt Green||126.96.36.199 D||NETTLETON||D Major||2013|
|Isaiah 42:1; 1 Corinthians 11:2; 1 Corinthians 12:27-31; 2 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; Titus 2:11-14; 1 Peter 2:9-10||God is here! As we your people||Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #409||God Is Here!||Fred Pratt Green||Cyril Vincent Taylor||188.8.131.52 D||ABBOT’S LEIGH||C Major||English||2013|
|Matthew 2:6; Philippians 2:2; John 10:11; Isaiah 53:11; 1 Corinthians 11:24-25; Luke 24:36; Psalm 46:10; Acts 17:28; Mark 10:45; Hebrews 13:20; Psalm 23:1; John 10:16; Matthew 18:20; Philippians 2:7; Exodus 33:14; John 10:14||God is here! As we your people||Worship and Rejoice #1||God Is Here!||Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000||Cyril V. Taylor, 1907-1991||184.108.40.206 D||ABBOT'S LEIGH||C Major||2001|
|John 4:24||God is here! As we your people||The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #516||God Is Here!||Fred Pratt Green, 1903-||Cyril V. Taylor, 1907-1991||220.127.116.11 D||ABBOT’S LEIGH||C Major||1996|
|1 Corinthians 12:27-33; 2 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 2:9-10||God is here! As we his people||Gather Comprehensive #741||God Is Here! As We His People||Fred Pratt Green, b. 1903||Cyril V. Taylor, 1907-1991||18.104.22.168 D||ABBOT'S LEIGH||C Major||English||1994|
|Philippians 2; Acts 17:28; Philippians 2:2; Philippians 2:7; Exodus 33:14; Matthew 18:20||God is here! As we his people meet||The Worshiping Church #701||God Is Here!||Fred Pratt Green||John Zundel||22.214.171.124 D||BEECHER||A Major||English||1990|