As Abraham and Sarah

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1 As Abraham and Sarah
once heeded your command,
and left their home to journey
into a strange, new land,
God, may we too be ready
to listen when you call,
and find the faith to answer
that we may give our all.

2 As Moses led the Hebrews
across the desert sand,
through wilderness and danger
to reach the Promised Land,
God, may we bravely follow
wherever you may lead,
and find hope in your promise
to care for every need.

3 As Jesus welcomed children,
restored sight to the blind,
forgave the sins of strangers,
and healed a troubled mind,
God, may we show your mercy,
compassion, kindness too,
and find Christ’s love embodied
in all we say and do.

4 For faith to make life’s journey,
for hope that leads us on,
for love that yields compassion
and seeks to right each wrong,
God, for these gifts we thank you,
and offer you our praise.
With thankful hearts we promise
to serve you all our days.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #18

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: As Abraham and Sarah
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2005)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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Faith That Lets Us Sing #18

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