Sing Praise for the Journey

Let songs of thanksgiving and glad psalms of praise

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2000)
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

Let songs of thanksgiving and glad psalms of praise
resound through the heavens extolling God's ways,
for since our faith journey began long ago,
our God has been with us and helped us to grow.

Give thanks for the people who, led by God's grace,
had vision to gather a church in this place.
Sing praise for their mission, and all they endured
to be Christ's disciples and God's living Word.

Give thanks for the faithful who walk in their way,
still led by a vision of mission today
to care for the homeless, the hungry and ill,
the prisoner and stranger, with love and good will.

Give thanks for our children and gifts that they bring,
their joy in God's presence, the songs that they sing.
As they learn to worship, and study, and pray,
the church of tomorrow is born here today.

Sing praise for the journey of faith that we share.
Sing praise, and be thankful for God's love and care.
Rejoice in Christ Jesus, who walks at our side,
and hope in the Spirit, our Light and our Guide.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let songs of thanksgiving and glad psalms of praise
Title: Sing Praise for the Journey
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2000)
Meter: D
Language: English
Notes: This text was commissioned by Webster Presbyterian Church, Webster, NY, for its 175th anniversary. The text is also included in THE SONG OF FAITH: THE HYMN SETTINGS OF SANDRA GAY, set to her tune, FAITH JOURNEY.



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