God, When You Called Our Church by Grace

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God, when you called our church by grace,
This land was such a different place.
Yet what you spoke remains the same:
“I’ll be with you! Go in my name!”

Your promise is for everyone:
You call us here; your word is true!
We’ll be a faithful church for you!

Lord Jesus Christ, our cornerstone,
You meet us here; we’re not alone!
Through times of joy, through tears long-wept,
You are God’s love, God’s promise kept.

Your promise is for everyone:
You love us all, you make us new!
We’ll be a loving church for you!

O Holy Spirit, wind and flame,
You send us out in Jesus’ name.
You give us gifts that we may share
God’s love and justice everywhere.

Your promise is for everyone:
You give us gifts, and work to do!
We’ll be a serving church for you!


Source: Songs of Grace: new hymns for God and neighbor #50

Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

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First Line: God, you called our church by grace
Title: God, When You Called Our Church by Grace
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2000)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved

Tune

SOLID ROCK

The Sunday school hymn writer William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) composed SOLID ROCK in 1863 for Edward Mote's "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less." The tune name derives from that song's refrain: "On Christ, the solid rock, I stand. . . .” Bradbury published SOLID ROCK in his 1864 children's collection…

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