Author: Brian Wren Hymnal: Moravian Book of Worship #431 (1995) Meter: 126.96.36.199 D Hymnal Title: Moravian Book of Worship Lyrics: 1 Come, celebrate the call of God
that wakens and renews,
and chooses from us, for our good,
the bringers of good news.
The Spirit's blessing all ordains
to show what God has done,
yet brings to focus and contains
the many in the one.
2 A chosen one today replies,
and fit and ready stands.
*Her calling now we recognize
with prayer and loving hands.
A servant leader, truthful friend,
we gladly will receive,
to stir and comfort, shake and mend,
be glad with us, and grieve.
3 Great Spirit, give *her word and breath
in Christ to live and speak,
and shield against the pow'rs of death
the outcast and the weak,
*her flag of faith, above defeats,
in heaven's breeze unfurled,
as all her deepest gladness meets
the hunger of the world.
*for her, read him when appropriate Topics: Ordination and Installation; Installation; Ministry; Ordination Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Languages: English Tune Title: ALIDA'S TUNE
Come, Celebrate the Call of God