Jesus Sang to Fishermen

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Jesus sang to fishermen
near the Galilee,
"Put away your nets and come,
come and follow me."
Jesus, sing your song to us
in our life today.
We will also follow you.
Sing to us, sing to us, sing to us, we pray.

Jesus sang to publicans,
sinners in disgrace,
"I have treasures for your heart.
Come, receive God's grace."
Jesus, sing your song to us
in our life today.
We will be forgiven too.
Sing to us, sing to us, sing to us, we pray.

Jesus sang to castaways--
lepers, sick, the lame,
"Welcome to God's family.
Come and share my name."
Jesus, sing your song to us
in our life today.
We will be God's children too.
Sing to us, sing to us, sing to us, we pray.

Jesus sang to those with doubts,
"Must you touch and see?
Watch and listen for yourselves.
Come, believe in me."
Jesus, sing your song to us
in our life today.
We will also trust your love.
Sing to us, sing to us, sing to us, we pray.

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: Jesus sang to fishermen
Title: Jesus Sang to Fishermen
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1997)
Meter: 7.5.7.5 with refrain
Source: Time Now to Gather
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing to us, sing to us

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