Author: Fred Kaan Hymnal: Rejoice in the Lord #513 (1985) Meter: 220.127.116.11 Lyrics: 1 Lord, as we rise to leave the shell of worship,
called to the risk of unprotected living,
willing to be at one with all your people,
we ask for courage, we ask for courage.
2 For all the strain with living interwoven,
for the demands each day will make upon us,
and for the love we owe the modern city,
Lord, make us cheerful, Lord, make us cheerful.
3 Give us an eye for openings to serve you;
make us alert when calm is interrupted,
ready and wise to use the unexpected;
sharpen our insight, sharpen our insight.
4 Life from our life the blanket of convention;
give us the nerve to lose ourselves to others.
Be with your church in death and resurrection,
Lord of all ages, Lord of all ages. Topics: Conclusion of Worship Languages: English Tune Title: ARTISTS' PROCESSION
Lord, as We Rise to Leave the Shell of Worship