Our God, You Called to Moses

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Our God, you called to Moses to set your people free.
What wrongly some suppose is: He answered easily.
“I’m not the one you’re seeking!” he seemed instead to say.
“My strength is not in speaking; God, find another way!”

And yet, O Lord, you told him to trust in what you said.
Your strength would surely hold him through every day ahead.
Though many would oppose him, by your own name he’d know:
You were the one who chose him to help your people go.

You call each congregation to serve the lost and poor.
We doubt our own vocation; we ask, “Lord, are you sure?”
Yet you give gifts for sharing, you show us what to say.
Your Spirit gives us daring to serve Christ every day.


Source: Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #5

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: Our God, you called to Moses to set your people free
Title: Our God, You Called to Moses
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2000)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved

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