O God, our Creator, you work every day:
A potter, you form us, your people, like clay.
A shepherd, you guide us and seek out the lost.
A parent, you love us, not counting the cost.
Christ Jesus, how rough were your hard-working hands!
You labored among us; our God understands!
Bless workers who struggle, their families to feed;
Bless those who face hardship, oppression, or greed.
Lord, some live among us who need constant care,
Whose work is to make us more humbly aware.
They teach us the best of your lessons, by far:
It’s not what we do, Lord, you love who we are!
We’re baptized! Your Spirit gives new work to do,
That we, through our serving, may glorify you.
Each person’s vocation, each calling, has worth
As you send us out to bring Christ’s love on earth.
|First Line:||O God, our Creator, you work every day|
|Title:||O God, Our Creator, You Work Every Day|
|Author:||Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2000)|
|Topic:||Call/Vocation; Grace of God; Nation/National Holidays|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 2000 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved|
|Source:||American folk melody|
|GUITAR HYMNAL, THE (with CD)||American Suite||HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION (Baptist 1991 - 338)|
PowerPoint Presentation for Projection
|Tune My Heart to Ring Your Praise (Distinguished Settings of American Folk Hymns)|