There are many ways of sharing, But God’s Spirit gives each one.
There are different ways of caring; It’s one Lord whose work is done.
God, whose gifts are overflowing, May we hear you when you call;
Keep us serving, keep us growing, For the common good of all.
We’ve been baptized in the waters! We’ve been given work to do.
When you call your sons and daughters, You give gifts for serving you.
God, we join in celebration Of the talents you impart.
Bless each baptized one’s vocation; Give each one a servant’s heart.
All are blest by gifts you give us; Some are set apart to lead.
Give us Jesus’ love within us As we care for those in need.
Give us faith to make decisions; Give us joy to share your Word.
Give us unity and vision As we serve your church and world.
The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions.
From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976):
"Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…
Cyril V. Taylor (PHH 286) composed ABBOT'S LEIGH in May of 1941 when he was working for the Religious Broadcasting Department of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The BBC had received complaints about the use of AUSTRIA (tune for the Austrian national hymn) during this time of war, a tune…
Display Title: There Are Many Ways of SharingFirst Line: There are many ways of sharing, But God's Spirit gives each oneTune Title: NETTLETONAuthor: Carolyn Winfrey GilletteMeter: 126.96.36.199 DScripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 1 John 4:7-21Date: 2009Subject: Call/Vocation | ; Ministry |
Display Title: There Are Many Ways of SharingFirst Line: There are many ways of sharing, But God's Spirit gives each oneTune Title: ABBOT'S LEIGHAuthor: Carolyn Winfrey GilletteMeter: 188.8.131.52 DScripture: 1 John 4:7-21; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31Date: 2009Subject: Call/Vocation | ; Ministry |