God Calls Us to Worship

God calls us to worship with glorious sounds

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2001)
Tune: KAPELLMEISTER
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

God calls us to worship with glorious sounds
of music declaring that here love is found;
in songs of the faithful and tunes that we play,
God's presence is made known among us today.
Refrain:
Sing praise that, in music, God gives us a voice,
and calls us to worship, give thanks, and rejoice!

Sing praise for the music that's chosen with care
that we may express our deep feelings in prayer,
for psalms, hymns, and anthems that help us move on
from tears of lament to a joyful new song.
Refrain:
Sing praise now for music that gives us a voice
to tell of God's goodness, give thanks, and rejoice.

Sing praise for directors who work hard and long
to help us discover our own gifts for song,
who nurture and teach us and set us afire
to sing from the pew or a place in the choir.
Refrain:
Sing praise now for music that gives us a voice
to tell of God's goodness, give thanks, and rejoice.

Sing praise for musicians who walk at our side,
our friends and companions, who ever provide
new reasons to sing and to offer our praise,
and lead us in serving God, now and always.
Refrain:
Sing praise now for music that gives us a voice
to tell of God's goodness, give thanks, and rejoice.



Source: The Song Lingers On: new hymns for our journey of faith #1

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: God calls us to worship with glorious sounds
Title: God Calls Us to Worship
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2001)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Source: The Song Lingers On

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