God of Love, We Sing Your Glory

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God of love, we sing your glory and we offer you our praise,
As we celebrate the story of our church’s founding days.
‘Mid the farms and homes around here, faithful Christians heard your call:
”This is truly mission ground here; be my light that shines to all.”

From the start, we were a mission, sent to share Christ’s love and grace.
Through the years, we’ve kept that vision as we’ve served you in this place.
As we’ve sought to be a blessing to the lonely, lost and poor,
What we’ve found has been surprising: you have blessed us even more.

When we gather here to worship, still your blessings overflow.
Education, faith and friendship are your gifts through which we grow.
Called to serve, we seek a balance: honor old ways, try what’s new!
Spirit-filled, we share our talents and are blessed by serving you.

God, we pray about the future, and we wonder what will be;
Yet we know it’s an adventure joining hands in ministry.
For in church, each generation builds by faith and not by sight—
And each one, a new creation, finds new ways to spread your light.


Source: Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #53

Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is a hymn writer and Presbyterian pastor. Carolyn and her husband Bruce have been the co-pastors of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware since August 2004. Carolyn's hymns have been sung by congregations in every state of the USA and in several other countries; they have been on national PBS-TV three times and the BBC-TV in the United Kingdom. Noel Paul Stookey of "Peter, Paul and Mary" made a music video with Emmy winner Pete Staman of Carolyn's hymn, "O God, Our Words Cannot Express," which was written on September 11. Her hymns are found on the national websites of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR, the Presbyterian Church (USA), American Baptist Church… Go to person page >

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First Line: God of love, we sing youir glory and we offer you our praise
Title: God of Love, We Sing Your Glory
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2006)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Copyright: Copyright © 2006 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved

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NETTLETON

The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions. From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976): "Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…

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