God, We Sing and Worship

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God, we sing and worship, joining friends and neighbors,
Sharing with the ones we love the joy of your good news.
We have heard your gospel through our church’s labors,
Through loving lives of those who share our pews.

What a joyful gift to learn the faith of others;
Yet we know the greater joy of faith that is our own.
May we know your love for all your sons and daughters:
We live in you, God, we are not alone.

You have given Jesus, you have sent your Spirit;
You have given water as a sign that we belong.
You have given love and called your church to share it;
Through bread and chalice, you have made us strong.

Now we come before you in the faith you gave us,
In the faith that was your gift when we were all baptized.
Jesus is our Lord! You sent him here to save us!
With grateful hearts, we give you now our lives.


Source: Gifts of Love: new hymns for today's worship #28

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, we sing and worship, joining friends and neighbors
Title: God, We Sing and Worship
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Meter: 12.13.12.10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Notes: A Hymn for Confirmation
Copyright: Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved

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NICAEA (Dykes)

The tune NICAEA is named after the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) at which church leaders began to formulate the doctrine of the Trinity to oppose the heresies of Arius. NICAEA is one of the finest tunes composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147) and the only one of his many tunes that resembles the style of…

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