SONG #10 OF 50: “AS WE GATHER TOGETHER”

SONG #10 OF 50: “AS WE GATHER TOGETHER”

Over my first few years in the ministry, I’ve gained a deep appreciation for the profound thing that happens when Christians gather together in the name of Jesus. If Christians have the very Spirit of God living within them and speaking to them, then the gathering of those people becomes a fuller expression of God speaking among us. The more we are aware of and open to God’s here-and-now presence, the deeper our communal “church” experience will be. But my appreciation for this profound experience sometimes gets clouded by the busyness of life.

Imagine you were running at a dead-sprint and all of the sudden slowed to a walk and began to pay attention to the scenery around you. Sometimes entering into a church service feels this way. Encountering God as a community requires a certain attentiveness, a certain in-the-moment-ness. And going from a hundred to zero…can feel jarring.

So we need those songs. Songs that are easy to sing. Songs that help us transition from the sprint of life into the communal gathering of the Body of Christ. Songs that bring attentiveness and expectation for what God wants to do among His people gathered. Songs that, in a very literal way, call us to worship.

This is my attempt at one of those songs.

“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”

-Jesus (Matthew 18:19-20)

Lyrics.

As we gather together to meet with You / Let us hear Your voice, Lord / Let us worship in spirit and truth / As we gather together, Lord make us one / Come and bind us together in the name of the Father, the Spirit, the Son / Oh praise the Father, the Spirit, the Son

Come and meet with us / We are here, we are eager, we are listening / We are listening / Come and speak to us / Give us faith, give us ears to hear and eyes to see / Give us eyes to see

As we gather together, Lord humble us / Let us turn from our idols, may we give you our worship and trust / May we give you our worship and trust

May Your Kingdom come, may Your will be done among us

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