Spirit, I Have Heard You Calling

Responding to the power and presence of God moves us to the place of dancing, singing and rejoicing as God's creation breaks into full view.  [Includes MP3 recording and PDF of score.]


Spirit, I have heard you calling, like a mem’ry long grown dim, crying from creation’s moment seeking voice from deep within.

I have heard you in my longing. I have heard you in my pain. Now I feel you moving in me, feel you burning like a flame.

Now I see you all around me, now I hear you call my name. Now I speak the words you give me, now I feed creation’s flame.

You are speaking through my pain. Now I feel you moving in me, and I’ll never be the same.

Since you moved upon my waters, since you spoke and set me free, I have yearned for this communion, for your fire inside of me!

Now your love defines my longing. Now your love shines through my pain. Now we dance in endless union, singing out creation’s name!

© 1998 Thew Elliot. Congregations may reproduce without restriction for local worship use provided copyright owner is acknowledged. For other uses, contact the copyright owner.

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