Hymn celebrating the art of Preaching

We come, O God, to celebrate   (Tune: St Peter H&P 257)

We come, O God, to celebrate,
our hearts and voices raise;
For all the ways the Spirit works,
we give you thanks and praise.

We come, O God, to celebrate
the preacher’s noble art;
The opening of Your Word today
to move the listening heart.

We come, O God, to celebrate
the preaching of the Word:
with many texts, for many years,
with many hearts bestirred.

We come, O God, to celebrate
the Spirit’s power to give
a sermon that applies the text
and helps us all to live.

So as we come, to celebrate
the gifts that God has given,
we offer up our lives again
until we’re called to heaven.

©  Jacqui A Horton 2012