Skillful Hands and Nimble Fingers

Skillful hands and nimble fingers

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2015)
Tune: THREADS AND NEEDLES
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Skillful hands and nimble fingers
work with fabric, yarn and thread,
quilting, weaving, knitting, sewing,
offering prayers in words unsaid.

2 God, we pray these gifts we fashion
joyfully, with thought and care,
may delight and comfort others
lifted up to you in prayer.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #57

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: Skillful hands and nimble fingers
Title: Skillful Hands and Nimble Fingers
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2015)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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Faith That Lets Us Sing #57

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