From the Nets of Our Labor (We Will Rise Up And Follow)

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1 From the nets of our labors,
through the noise and confusion,
from the city or seashore,
Jesus summons us all.

Refrain:
We will rise up and follow,
Christ before and beside us,
loving pattern to guide us,
as we answer the call.

2 When we faint and grow weary
from the bearing of burdens,
with a message of comfort,
Jesus summons us all. [Refrain]

3 In the eyes of the stranger—
tearful, joyous, or frightened—
in the face of each neighbor,
Jesus summons us all. [Refrain]

4 When we hear words of hatred
spreading fear or false witness,
words that cry to be challenged,
Jesus summons us all. [Refrain]

5 In each moment of courage,
steadfast even through trembling;
in the yearning for justice,
Jesus summons us all. [Refrain]

6 Like disciples before us,
from the city or seashore,
risking selfless compassion:
Jesus summons us all. [Refrain]


Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #751

Author: Mary Louise Bringle

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First Line: From the nets of our labor
Title: From the Nets of Our Labor (We Will Rise Up And Follow)
Author: Mary Louise Bringle (2004)
Meter: 7.7.7.6 with refrain
Refrain First Line: We will rise up and follow
Publication Date: 2013
Copyright: © 2006 GIA Publications, Inc

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