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Scripture References

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

God’s grace grants our baptism, and gives us our identity and our calling; however, it is up to us, with a renewed spirit, to respond to his call. We understand that just as “God reminds and assures us of our union with Christ in covenant love,” he also is “expecting our love and trust in return” (Our World Belong to God, paragraph 37). 

 

“We hear the Spirit’s call to love one another…to accept one another and to share at every level…and so fulfill the love of Christ” (Song of Hope, stanza 12). As washed and sanctified people, God’s children are called to “more and more [we] become dead to sin and live holy and blameless lives,” (Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 26, Question and Answer 70) and this means “the dying away of the old-self, and the rising-to-life of the new” (Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 33, Question and Answer 88). And so, as part of our baptism, God’s children are called to offer their lives to Christ. 

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Additional Prayers

A Petitionary Prayer
 
God be in my head,
so I may think your thoughts after you.
God be in my heart,
so I may love your love of kindness and beauty.
God be in my work,
so I may conduct your business in the world.
God be in my song,
so I may lift my voice to you,
my maker and redeemer through Jesus Christ. Amen.
— Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
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Tune Information

Name
GOD BE IN MY HEAD
Key
D Major
Meter
5.5.5.5.12.5.5
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Composer Information

Val Parker, composer, arranger and recording artist has collaborated on recordings with several OCP artists including Grayson Warren Brown and Paul Inwood. His most recent collaboration is Psalms from the Soul, Volumes 1 and 2 with Rawn Harbor, ValLimar and Frank Jansen.
Val holds an undergraduate degree in church music and his graduate degree in composition from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He has served as a pastoral musician for over 17 years and is currently a Professor of Music at Atlanta Metropolitan College and Assistant Director of the Clark-Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra.
He now makes his home in Atlanta and serves as CEO of Global Island Virtual Entertainment Network, LLC and Chief Operating Officer of 505 Studios.
— OCP (http://www.ocp.org/)

Author and Composer Information

Grayson Warren Brown (b. 1948) is an internationally known liturgical composer, author, recording artist and speaker. He has published six collections of liturgical compositions, including "Been So Busy",  "Halfway Home", and "If God Is For Us". His latest release is "Greatness and Glory Are Yours" , which includes the award winning hymn,  "Come To  The Water".
 
Grayson began his liturgical ministry in the late 1960's in a small inner-city parish in New York City. It was there that he learned how significant an authentic and spirit-filled experience of worship can be to those in need of hope. Forty years of experience working with multicultural parishes throughout the United States and abroad, have given him a unique insight into the power that good liturgy can instill in people of all races and cultures.
 
Grayson is now dividing his time between writing, composing, and traveling the country presenting workshops, speaking at conventions and conducting parish missions and revivals. His down-to-earth approach to liturgy and scripture, coupled with his dynamic speaking style, have made him one of the most sought after presenters in the United States today.
— Grayson Warren Brown (http://www.graysonwarrenbrown.com/biography.php)
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