Now Is the Time to Speak

Now is the time to speak

Author: John Thornburg
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1 Now is the time to speak,
echoing Jesus' bold critique,
challenging those who scorn the meek:

Now is the perfect time.
Now is the moment.

2 Now is the time to pray,
pleading for vision in our day,
light to illuminate the way, [Refrain]

3 Now is the time to cry,
too many hunger, thirst and die
while we accuse, complain and lie. [Refrain]

4 Now is the time to sing,
knowing the mercies God can bring,
tuning our praise, remembering. [Refrain]

Source: New Hymns of Hope #166

Author: John Thornburg

John Thornburg is the son, grandson and great grandson of Methodist ministers. After graduation from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, John served four appointments in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church; as an associate in a large suburban congregation; as the editor of the North Texas edition of the United Methodist Reporter; in a central city cooperative parish; and, most recently, for ten years at Northaven UMC in North Dallas. He was the song leader of the North Texas Annual Conference for ten years. After 22 years in parish ministry, John pursued a new calling by starting an itinerant ministry of song leading and worship consultation called "A Ministry of Congregational Singing." His… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now is the time to speak
Title: Now Is the Time to Speak
Author: John Thornburg
Meter: 6.8.8 with refrain
Language: Latin
Refrain First Line: Now is the perfect time.
Copyright: © 2014 Hope Publishing Company


New Hymns of Hope #166