Modern worship words for church services

To love as you love, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: St Andrew, ‘Jesus calls us o’er the tumult’ Written in Derby Cathedral under the ‘Peace Doves’ sculpture Come, inspire our lives with mercy Bring your peace on wings of doves Take us to a place where we can Learn to love as you love us May your message live within us Words to comfort […]

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Confession of a Class-Bound Church — Amanda Udis-Kessler, USA

A Responsive Reading (could be read by two voices) One: Spirit of love and life, far too wildly inclusive to care what’s in our wallets, Many: We confess that we have failed to live up to your radical generosity. One: We have kept our religion to ourselves. Many: We have made ourselves comfortable with worship […]

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Sheep, Watched Word by John Potter, UK

Psalm 80 Renewed — Duncan Wilson, UK

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A Psalm praise — Psalm 80 Renewed To be read responsively or by a single voice Hear us, shepherd of Israel, leading the people who are your flock, exert your power and come now to our rescue. Bring us home, smile upon us with your love, and make us safe […]

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Send your spirit, a hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

To be spoken or sung to the tune of either Stuttgart (Come thou long expected Jesus) or Sussex. Verses 1-4 might be used for the opening hymn in worship, while verse 5 might be used as a benediction or words of sending out. Send your spirit as we gather Breath your love into our hearts […]

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Psalm 48 renewed — Duncan Wilson, UK

The Holy One is great and is worthy of generous praise- -here in this sacred place, the dwelling of our God. The city of God brings joy to all the world. God it is who will keep us safe. We have heard what God has done and we have seen it for ourselves that God […]

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