Come, Praise God for Faithful People

Come, praise God for faithful people

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2000)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Come, praise God for faithful people
long ago whose hearts were stirred
with a passion for the gospel
and a zeal to preach the Word.
Praise God that the church they founded
breathes with life and hope today,
offering us a faith that's grounded
in Christ's holy, loving way.

Sing God's praises for the vision
of the pure and good in heart
who embraced the church's mission
and rejoiced to do their part.
Praise God that their keen discerning
of the work that faith demands
wakes in us a heartfelt yearning
to obey what love commands.

Celebrate the shepherds caring
for the flock within their fold,
and with strangers, gladly sharing,
men and women, young and old.
Praise God that their joy in giving
of themselves, despite the cost,
heartens us for thankful living
and to bear another's cross.

Come, then lift your hearts and voices
in glad praise, for we belong
to a people that rejoices
in love's story and its song.
Praise God who sent Christ to save us,
and the faithful work begun.
Praise the gifts the Spirit gave us.
Praise our God, the Three in One.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, praise God for faithful people
Title: Come, Praise God for Faithful People
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2000)
Meter: D
Source: The Song Lingers On


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