Father forgive us
With this song I wanted to write about how we as Christians are called to take our faith out of our church buildings, and into the world around us. The chorus is a simple creed, that reminds us of the fundamentals of our faith, and the verses are a challenge to live that faith out. The verses take their inspiration from Jesus’ great commission to his disciples at the end of Matthew; “go and make disciples of all nations”, and from James chapter 2, picking up on the powerful challenge that "faith without deeds is dead."
Father, forgive us when we fail to hear your call
to share your perfect love with those outside these walls.
We have the greatest gift, the truth of Jesus Christ;
we're sent to go and tell the world.
We believe in God the Father,
we believe he sent his Son,
we believe that Jesus died and rose again.
We believe he brings forgiveness
and his Spirit changes lives.
We will live this gospel in his name.
Faith without action is as lifeless as the grave,
so may our lives proclaim that Jesus Christ can save.
We are your hands and feet, your workers on the earth,
we'll show our faith by what we do.
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