We Are the Singers

"We are God's people, hopeful and joyful"

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

Lyrics as Poetry

Refrain:We are God’s people,
hopeful and joyful,
One open circle
round Jesus Christ!
We are the singers who celebrate Jesus,
we are the cast of a play to unfold,
we have a part at the heart of the Gospel,
action that speaks as the Story is told,— Refrain —This is the wonder, that we should be chosen!
We, like the earthenware vessels we are,
clay in the mold to enfold the great treasure:
light of more power than planet or star,— Refrain —We are the travellers set out on a voyage,
ship that will sail with whoever will board,
we who can dream a regime of acceptance,
seeking a country of loving accord,— Refrain —We have a life that is greening and growing,
centered on Jesus, the root and the vine,
we are a place for each race and each rainbow,
household of faith with a pledge of new wine,— Refrain —


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 1996 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Audio Sample: Piano

Refrain, verse, and refrain played by Ron Klusmeier

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Acceptance
  • ADVENT∶ Year 'B'∶ Advent 1
  • Challenge
  • CHRISTIAN∶ journey
  • Commitment, Dedication
  • Community
  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Inclusiveness
  • JESUS∶ vine
  • Journey
  • Joy
  • Lent
  • Light
  • Music, Song

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