We Praise You, God of All (hymn)– Jim Burklo, USA

Tune:  “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”, Coronation C.M.

Words by Jim Burklo  (use freely with attribution)

 

 

 

We praise you, God, with rousing song, we answer at your call

Your Word creates the universe, We praise you, God of all

Your Word creates the universe, We praise you, God of all

Your Christ appears among us now and gathers one and all

 

In one community of love, We praise you, God of all

In one community of love, We praise you, God of all

In birth and death, in joy and grief, you hear us as we call

In every language, every faith, We praise you, God of all

 

In every language, every faith, We praise you, God of all

With all our breath and strength we sing around this earthen ball

To be at one with you again, We praise you, God of all

To be at one with you again, We praise you, God of all

Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, writes progressive prayers, hymns and other worship items.  Many of his liturgical materials can be found in his book “Birdlike and Barnless:  Meditations, Prayers, and Songs for Progressive Christians”  (2008, St Johann Press).  Explore his blog for more words for worship.

Featured photo: Jellyfish Nebula, Hubble NASA, Eric Coles. used with permission: reference