Sing of A People

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1 Sing of a people who come to rejoice,
praising God’s glory with one heart and voice,
praying for pardon, for strength, and for bread,
bringing their offerings that all may be fed.
We are this people! The church is our home.
Through us may Christ make the love of God known.

2 Sing of a people who, all their life long,
learn from the scriptures, the stories and song,
growing in faith through the life that they share,
catching the spirit of love that is there.
We are this people! The church is our home.
Through us may Christ make the love of God known.

3 Sing of a people who gratefully give
in want and plenty, that others may live,
showing compassion for people in need.
Faith without works is a poor faith indeed.
We are this people! The church is our home.
Through us may Christ make the love of God known.

4 Sing of a people who willingly bear
burdens of friends facing grief and despair,
sorrows of strangers who long for God’s grace,
holding them all in a caring embrace.
We are this people! The church is our home.
Through us may Christ make the love of God known.

5 Sing of a people who stand side by side,
welcoming strangers with arms opened wide,
offering them friendship, their very own place
here at the font and the table of grace.
We are this people! The church is our home.
Through us may Christ make the love of God known.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #70

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: Sing of a people who came to rejoice
Title: Sing of A People
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2008)
Meter: 10.10.10.10 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are this people! The church is our home
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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Faith That Lets Us Sing #70

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