More than gold
For a while now, the words of Micah 6:6-8 have struck a chord with me as to what worship is really about. On one hand, it seems contradictory to write a song about worship being about more than singing, but this song is a prayer to take us beyond our times of corporate worship and to engage with worshipping God through acts of love and mercy to others, and through a life of humility with him.
More than gold and extravagant riches,
heartfelt songs of wonder and awe;
you have shown by walking among us,
what you're longing for.
A voice that cries for the rights of the broken,
a heart that burns to embrace and forgive,
a spirit free from selfish ambition;
you ask this of me.
Help me to act justly,
and walk humbly with you.
This you require of me,
my life an offering to you.
Put these hands to work for your justice,
melt my heart with mercy and love.
Break my pride, let humility clothe me,
as long as I live.
This you desire, this you require,
this you demand of me;
more than just songs and riches alone
but worship through love and mercy;
that your kingdom grows and justice will flow,
flow like a never failing stream.
© Kieran Metcalfe / RESOUNDworship.org, Administered by The Jubilate Group 4 Thorne Park Road, Torquay TQ2 6RX, UK firstname.lastname@example.org