Simply to Be

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: LAURIE

Lyrics as Poetry

Simply to be, to be in stillness,
simply to trust that God is here,
simply to know the Holy Presence,
is to be blessed:
so am I blessed,simply to hold the given moment,
simply to lay concern aside,
simply to let the heart be speaking,
is to be blessed:
so am I blessed,so am I blessed within God’s keeping,
so am I freed from pointless stress,
steadied to feel the soul replenished,
given this grace,
folded in peace.

Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 2006 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

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Scripture References

  • Exodus 20:8-10
  • Psalm 46:10-11
  • Psalm 139:1-18
  • Matthew 6:5-13
  • Matthew 6:25-33
  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • Luke 4:1-13

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Faith
  • Forgiveness
  • Grace
  • Intergenerational
  • Lent
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Mercy
  • Peace
  • Silence
  • Stillness
  • Thanksgiving∶  offering thanks

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