Your Spirit Stirs the Waters

Commissioned for the ordination of Justin James Walker, 25 August 2012

Suggested Tune: Wisdom’s Feast

Your Spirit stirs the waters where sons and daughters

Are born into our calling as Christ’s foll’wers.

You both hold and send us; God, you make us new.

Each one ordained, each called and claimed by you.

 

God, Creator, you have fashioned

In your infinite compassion,

Men and women called to serve you

In a world that cries for rescue.

 

Your Spirit stirs the waters where sons and daughters

Are born into our calling as Christ’s foll’wers.

You both hold and send us; God, you make us new.

Each one ordained, each called and claimed by you.

 

Jesus Christ, you live among us

Hear our praise for how you love us.

Holy Word, from sacred pages,

Born a mortal for all ages.

 

Your Spirit stirs the waters where sons and daughters

Are born into our calling as Christ’s foll’wers.

You both hold and send us; God, you make us new.

Each one ordained, each called and claimed by you.

 

Holy Spirit, we adore you.

Through your presence you continue

Breathing life into creation,

Off’ring peace to every nation.

 

Your Spirit stirs the waters where sons and daughters

Are born into our calling as Christ’s foll’wers.

You both hold and send us; God, you make us new.

Each one ordained, each called and claimed by you.

Text: Paul E. Hoffman ©2012. All rights reserved. paulhoffman56@gmail.com Music: Jerry Ray Brubaker ©1998 World Library Publications. Used by permission.