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Ash Wednesday Worship

All are Welcome

Verse 1

Let us build a house where love can dwell

And all can safely live,
A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.

Built of hopes and dreams and visions, Rock of faith and vault of grace;

 

All are welcome, welcome in this place.                                                           

All invited to love and know God’s grace.                                                        

All are welcome, the love of God to share.                                                       

‘cause all of us are welcome here;  all are welcome in this place.

 

Verse 2

Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true,
Where all God's children dare to seek to dream God's reign anew.            

 Here the cross shall stand as witness; as a symbol of God's grace;


All are welcome, welcome in this place.                                                           

All invited to love and know God’s grace.                                                         

All are welcome, the love of God to share.                                                      

‘cause all of us are welcome here;  all are welcome in this place.

 

Verse 3

Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine and wheat:
A banquet hall on holy ground, where peace and justice meet.

Here the love of God, through Jesus, is revealed in time and space


All are welcome, welcome in this place.                                                           

All invited to love and know God’s grace.                                                        

All are welcome, the love of God to share.                                                      

‘cause all of us are welcome here;  all are welcome in this place.

 

 

 

Lord You Hear the Cry

Verse 1

Lord you hear the cry of the widow weeping
Lord you hear the cry of the child ill treated
Lord you hear the cry of the depressed one sinking
Lord have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us

 

Verse 2

Lord you hear the sound of the proud ones laughing
Lord you hear the sound of the childless hoping
Lord you hear the sound of those in debt
And struggling
Lord have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us

 

Chorus

Break the heavens Lord
You said the poor are not forgotten
Let your justice roar
In mighty waves across the earth
Come and whisper peace
O God of generous compassion
Lord have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us

 

Verse 3

Lord you hear the sound of the addict craving
Lord you hear the sound of the greed of nations
Lord you hear the sound of the martyrs praying
Lord have mercy on us
Lord have mercy on us

 

Verse 4

Lord we hear the sound of your kingdom coming
Resurrection day for creation groaning
Mercy I receive pouring out in loving
Lord have mercy on us (3X)
Lord have mercy on us

 

Softly and Tenderly

Verse 1

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling for you and for me
See on the portals He's waiting and watching
Watching for you and for me

Chorus

Come home come home
Ye who are weary come home
Earnestly tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling O sinner come home

 

Verse 2

Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading
Pleading for you and for me
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies
Mercies for you and for me

 

Verse 3

Time is now fleeting the moments are passing
Passing from you and from me
Shadows are gathering death-beds are coming
Coming for you and for me

 

Verse 4

O for the wonderful love He has promised
Promised for you and for me
Tho we have sinned He has mercy and pardon
Pardon for you and for me

 

Beautiful Things

Verse 1

All this pain
I wonder if I'll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change
At all

 

Verse 2

All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground
At all

 

Chorus

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

 

Verse 3

All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found
In You

 

Bridge

You make me new You are making me new
You make me new You are making me new
(REPEAT)

 

Draw the Circle Wide

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide,

Let this be our song 

No one stands alone,

Standing side by side.

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide.

 

God the still point of the circle

Round whom all creations turns

Nothing lost, but held forever

In God’s gracious arms

 

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide,

Let this be our song

No one stands alone,

Standing side by side.

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide.

 

Let our hearts touch far horizons

So encompass great and small

Let our loving know no borders

Faithful to God’s Call

Let the dreams we dream be larger

Then we’ve ever dreamed before

Let the dreams of God be in us

Open every door

 

Draw the circle wide.

Draw it wider still,

Let this be our song 

No one stands alone!

Standing side by side,

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide.

 

Draw the circle wide.

Draw it wider still,

Let this be our song

 No one stands alone!

Standing side by side,

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide.

 

Later Event: March 6
Ash Wednesday Service