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Your Spirit, God, Moves Us to Pray

Your Spirit, God, moves us to pray

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

Full Text

Your Spirit, God, moves us to pray
for children in the world today
whose only home may be the street,
who never have enough to eat,
who fear the night, and dread the day,
and cannot go outside to play:
God, bless the children, let them live.
Teach our hearts and hands to give.

Your Spirit, God, moves us to pray
for children in the world today
whose tongues must learn new ways to talk,
who cannot see or hear or walk,
who toil in shops ‘til hands are sore,
who mourn their loved ones lost in war:

Kind, gentle God, this is our prayer:
that we might learn to love and share
the blessings that you shower down—
a loving home, a friendly town,
good food to eat, warm clothes to wear,
and when we’re sick, a doctor’s care:

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: Your Spirit, God, moves us to pray
Title: Your Spirit, God, Moves Us to Pray
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1996)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God, bless the children, let them live


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