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Like Fishermen Who Left Their Boats

Like fishermen who left their boats

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2015)
Tune: BY THE SEA
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Like fishermen who left their boats
and nets beside the sea,
may we too answer Jesus’ call
when we hear “Follow me.”

2 Like that brave soldier who believed
his slave would be made well,
may our belief in Jesus’ power
all fear and doubt dispell.

3 Like people on that seaside hill
who came to hear him preach,
may we still learn from Jesus now
all that he has to teach.

4 Like one small boy who shared his food,
may we give Jesus leave
to work such miracles through us,
that we may all believe.

5 Like all who heard that Jesus lives,
may we, with every breath,
sing Alleluias to our God,
whose love has conquered death.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #54

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: Like fishermen who left their boats
Title: Like Fishermen Who Left Their Boats
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2015)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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