Stephen Best

Traveling with relevance — Stephen Best, UK

Words for departing worship — sending forth God of life and wholeness, God within, around and beyond, Fill our minds with wonder, our hearts with love And make us thirsty For trusting beyond where we can see, so our worship Can inspire and transform us And help us travel with relevance today in the way […]

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Journey into wonder — Stephen Best, UK

Words of sending forth And now friends, Know that This God who is within, around and beyond, Delights in our probing, Wriggles with joy at our exploring And hugs and holds us as we search for understanding. So let’s always enjoy our journeys into the wonder of God And until we meet again: God bless […]

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Creative cosmos dance — Stephen Best, UK

We open our hearts to The God that is within, around and beyond This God we know, glimpse and are yet to discover Whose voiceless words invite us Personally, intimately To a creative dance across the cosmos And yet this very magnificent God Is also waiting to be discovered in Refugee campsite, rundown shopping centre, […]

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Affirmation — Stephen Best, UK

The world is full of good things As well as things which could be better We are full of good things As well as things which could be better Today , whether we feel full of good things Or full of things which could be better God’s open arms Sweep us up again in a […]

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Cafe Church, Open Table service — Standing firm in our faith

Open Table Worship – using inclusive language and imagery for intimate worship settings at which everyone is welcome and valued Theme:  Stand firm in our faith A complete worship service weaving together scripture, drama, reflection, conversation & communion Compiled & written by Ana Gobledale for Open Table This service is designed for a congregation gathered […]

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Come to the table (communion hymn) — Stephen Best, Wales UK

Tune: Assurance 9.10.9.9. Come voice your struggles, come shed your tears, Come calm your anger, come lose your fears. Here we encounter the Living Lord Through bread that’s broken, in wine that’s poured Refrain: Come to the table, join in the song, This is the place where all shall belong. Voices in chorus, seeking Christ’s […]

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Love alone, hymn — Stephen Best, Wales UK

This hymn of love was included in Stephen’s ordination and induction services. It might be used at a wedding or any service including 1 Corinthians 13. Tune: Blaenwern Any words which I may utter, Without love to reach their goal, Are no more than clashing cymbals, Empty gongs without a soul. Though I conjure future […]

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We find ourselves between two worlds (hymn) — Stephen Best, UK

Tune: Gonfalon Royal Originally written for Stephen’s ordination service.   We find ourselves between two worlds, In one we live, for one we hope To risk their fusion is our call, Achieved through love, which welcomes all.   Achieved through love, which welcomes all, Which bends and breaks and mends again, The source of all; […]

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