1 Here is the place, now is the time:
an inner voice has bid me come;
here in the company where Christ is known,
he claims my life, he speaks my name.
2 Here I declare a seed of faith,
a will to learn, a gleam of truth,
and ask for singleness of heart to speak
what God has put into my mouth.
3 I seek the real and face the cost,
I give away my lack of trust,
in joyful hope I take the Spirit's lead;
I go with all who follow Christ.
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Author: Shirley Erena Murray
SHIRLEY ERENA MURRAY (b. 1931) is a hymn text writer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931. Her texts have appeared in more than 100 collections worldwide and have been translated into several languages. She has been an editor with the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust and received international acclaim for her writing, including being made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2006) and becoming a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (2001) for services to the community through hymn writing. She is the first citizen to be so honored. Most recently, she has been honored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its July 2009 annual conference by being named a Fellow of the Society in recognition of her contributions as a hymn… Go to person page >
Display Title: Here is the place, now is the timeFirst Line: Here is the place, now is the timeTune Title: SUANTRAIAuthor: Shirley Erena Murray (b. 1931)Meter: 8 8 10 8Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:9; 2 Timothy 4:2; Luke 14:27-28Date: 2005Subject: The Church Celebrates | Ordination; The Church Celebrates | Holy Baptism; The Church Celebrates | Confirmation; Confirmation | ; Discipleship | ; Holy Baptism |