MINISTRY

Composer: Jim Strathdee

Many of the songs of Jim Strathdee (b. 1941) represent an important part of this genre. Mr. Strathdee and his wife, Jean, are performing artists whose concerts reach thousands of people each year. They say their songs "are a musical offering of hope and encouragement for all people, bringing a message of compassion, justice and healing." The Strathdees' ministry was centered for many years at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento, Calif., where they were directors of music. Since August 2006 they have been "in ministry to the church-at-large." The congregational nature of many of their songs springs from their connection with this church. Their concert attendees are invited to participate as singers, not just observers. T… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Jim Strathdee (1979)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 51234 54321 36551
Key: F Major
Copyright: Music copyright © 1979 Desert Flower Music.

Texts

We have this ministry

We have this ministry
and we are not discouraged;
it is by God's own power
that we may live and serve.
Openly we share God‟s word,
speaking truth as we believe,
praying that the shadowed world
may healing light receive.
We have this ministry,
O God, receive our living.

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