Weekly Music Meditation April 14, 2021

Hello Trinity Family,
For this week’s music meditation I present a new hymn from All Creation Sings fitting to sing in preparation for our upcoming food drive for Living Faith this Saturday, April 17th from 9 am until noon. This hymn was written as part of a hymn contest for God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday in 2019. It was written by Wayne Wold, music director at First Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, Maryland and former music department chair of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
As we drop off our items like cereal and canned goods on Saturday, I encourage us to reflect on why we give and the joyful purpose that underscores our service.
The video is HERE.
The hymn text for ACS #1000, God’s Work Our Hands is as follows:
God’s work, our hands: working together,
building a future, repairing the world,
raising up homes, planting new gardens,
feeding the hungry and shelt’ring the cold.
Bless, God, our hands as we work in your name,
sharing the good news of your Gospel.

God’s work, our feet: trav’ling together,
following Jesus to places unknown,
walking as friends, marching for freedom,
running the race with God’s future the goal.
Bless, God, our feet as we follow your way,
sharing the good news of your Gospel.

God’s work, our voice: singing together,
praising, proclaiming to all who will hear,
praying for peace, shouting for justice,
claiming God’s love for the lost and the least.
Bless, God, our voice as we speak in your name,
sharing the good news of your Gospel.

God is at work in and around us:
seedlings are sprouting and bread’s on the rise!
Washed and set free, humbled and honored,
gifted by grace, we respond in God’s love.
Bless, God, our lives as we answer your call,
sharing the good news of your Gospel.