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When the World Is Babbling 'Round Us

When the world is babbling 'round us,

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1996)
Tune: MIDDLETOWN (Horman)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

When the word is babbling 'round us,
deafening us to human need,
when its selfish ways confound us
as we satisfy our greed,
find us and free us, O God.

When we fail to hear you call us,
when we turn and run away
until evil times befall us,
causing us to stop and pray,
find us, forgive us, O God.

Let your holy spirit enter
into hearts on wings of dove.
Let your will be at the center
of our lives afire with love.
Find us, and fill us, O God.

Make us one with Christ in caring
for the outcast and the lost,
that in joyful, selfless sharing
we may never count the cost.
Find us, and form us, O God.


Source: Come Away with Me #6

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 >

Text Information

First Line: When the world is babbling 'round us,
Title: When the World Is Babbling 'Round Us
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1996)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7
Source: "A Prayer for Pentecost" (anthem)
Language: English

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Come Away with Me #6

Community of Christ Sings #217

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