We Thank You for Music

We thank you for music inviting us here

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn
Published in 1 hymnal

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We thank you for music inviting us here,
assuring us, God, that your presence is near
as we come together in this holy place,
in search of your blessing, your peace, and your grace.

We thank you for instruments, played with great care,
and choirs that lead us in songs and in prayer;
for all who make music, and practice their art
with patience and joy, as a gift from the heart.

We thank you for voices that burst into song,
uplifting our spirits when life has gone wrong,
reminding us, God, on the darkest of days,
we still have good reason to offer our praise.

We thank you for hymns that allow us to bring
the needs of our heart to you, God, as we sing;
these words set to music composed with great skill
encourage us, challenge us, strengthen our will.

When worship has ended, and everyone's gone,
the room may be silent, the song lingers on
in words we remember, in tunes we still hum,
in faith that affirms, God, the life yet to come.

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 >

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First Line: We thank you for music inviting us here
Title: We Thank You for Music
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn
Language: English


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