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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 1 hymnal

Full 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.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk 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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