Worship Matters

Tune: Abbott’s Leigh 8787D

Worship matters to God’s people.
People matter to our God.
It’s the time when we all gather;
Pray and sing and hear the Word
Words of hope and words of promise;
Laid upon our hearts with truth.
Filling us with joy and courage;
Of God’s love and life renewed.

When the world seems dark and lonely,
When the way seems so unclear,
Worship points us to the future;
God reminds us not to fear.
Bread and wine to feed our bodies;
Souls restored with stories shared.
God is faithful, ever present;
We remember whose we are.

When God’s people come together;
To this place God’s love is made known.
We can cry and laugh and question;
Knowing that we’re not alone.
Differences that might divide us;
Have no power to control.
God reminds us we’re one family;
All are members of the whole.

Words: Catherine MacDonald 2007 ©

I wrote this after attending Worship Matters in London 2007.


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