Gathered Here from Many Churches

• for an ecumenical act of worship

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Fred Kaan

Lyrics as Poetry

Gathered here from many churches,
one in worship and intent,
let us for the days that greet us
all our hopes to God present,
that our common life may be
marked by trust, and truly free.May the spring of all our actions
be, O God, your love, your Word;
make us conscious of your presence,
Spirit-filled, to sharing stirred.
Help us, who your image bear,
for the good of each to care.Give us grace to match our calling,
faith to leave the past behind;
hope to grow into our future,
love to shape the present time.
Let the servant-mind of Christ
in our lives be manifest.Now ourselves anew committing
to each other and to you,
God, we ask that you will lead us
to the truth we need to do;
that the world may soon become
your great City of Shalom!

Words by
Fred KaanCopyright © 1974, 1996 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA and CanadaCopyright © 1974, 1996 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

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One verse played on piano

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Acceptance
  • Celebration
  • Challenge
  • Change
  • Christian∶ community
  • Church∶ unity
  • Commissioning
  • Commitment, Dedication
  • Ecumenical
  • Faith
  • Following and serving
  • Future
  • Grace
  • Hope
  • Humanity
  • Human Relationships
  • Inclusiveness
  • Journey
  • Love∶ love for others
  • Relationships∶ relationships with others
  • Renewal
  • Risk, Risking
  • Service, Serving
  • Share, Sharing
  • Trust
  • Unity
  • Vision
  • Worship

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