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Come, Celebrate the Call of God

Come, celebrate the call of God
       that wakens and renews,
and chooses from us, for our good,
       the bringers of good news.
The Spirit's blessing all ordains
       to show what God has done,
yet brings to focus and contains
       the many in the one.

A chosen one today replies,
       and fit and ready stands.
*Her calling now we recognize
       with prayer and loving hands.
A servant leader, truthful friend,
       we gladly will receive,
to stir and comfort, shake and mend,
       be glad with us, and grieve.

Great Spirit, give her word and breath
       in Christ to live and speak,
and shield against the powers of death
       the outcast and the weak,
her flag of faith, above defeats,
       in heaven's breeze unfurled,
as all her deepest gladness meets
       the hunger of the world.

*for her, read him as appropriate

Commissioned by Than and Jennifer Ward for the ordination of their daughter, Alida Ward Schuchert, 
at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, Connecticut.

Brian Wren
Words © 1993 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 1884, 8020, 8437

Collections: Hymns for Our Time - Hopson|New Beginnings - Wren|Piece Together Praise - Wren|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Genesis 12:1-3; 1 Peter 5:1-11; 1 Samuel 3:1-21; Acts 1:8, 9:1-18; Ephesians 6:10-13; Isaiah 6:1-9; Mark 10:45; Luke 1:26-38; :; Ephesians 6:14-18

Theme: Church - Ministry, Commissioning, Empowerment, Following & Serving, Ministry, Ordination

Author(s): Wren, Brian (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: ALIDA'S TUNE - Early American (More Hymns | Biography), Hopson, Hal H. (More Hymns | Biography)

Poetic Meter: C.M.D.

Date Uploaded: Wed Apr 23 09:20:03 2008

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