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Peter Said, "I'm Going Fishing"

Representative Text

1 Peter said, "I'm going fishing,"
so his friends went out with him.
Through the night, they labored, watching,
hauling empty nets back in.
In the grey of early morning,
Jesus, you came walking by.
From the beach you called a greeting,
"Cast out on the other side!"

2 Soon their nets were filled to brimming;
someone cried, "It is the Lord!"
Jumping in, he started swimming;
Christ, you met him on the shore.
Guiding them to better waters,
eating fish and sharing bread -
you showed Peter and the others:
You were risen from the dead!

3 Risen Christ, you send us fishing!
God's great sea is everywhere.
you have guided us in mission,
you have given love to share.
Through the years, our church has heard you,
we have answered your great call:
"Cast your nets where I have told you.
Bring my Word of love to all!"

4 Lord, be with our congregation;
by your Spirit, send us forth!
May we care for your creation;
may we work for peace on earth.
In our worship, in our giving,
in our serving those in need,
may we know, Lord; you are living,
guiding us in ministry.

Source: Singing the New Testament #112

Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

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Text Information

First Line: Peter said, "I'm going fishing"
Title: Peter Said, "I'm Going Fishing"
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: © 2003 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. ; Copyright © 2003 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved



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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Singing the New Testament #112

Songs of Grace #28a

Songs of Grace #28b

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