Show the Way
Here are hymn lyrics by Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder set to the hymn tune: Aberystwyth (composed by Joseph Parry) which is found in many common hymnals. The lyrics call upon the biblical texts, Mark 6 and Ezekiel 33 and were written to be used in Sunday morning worship at the United Church of Strafford, VT in July of 2018.
You can also find the music and lyrics here formatted to print as a bulletin insert
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Someone needs to show the way, (ABERYSTWYTH 188.8.131.52.D.)
Someone needs to show the way
When the nation goes astray,
Someone needs to hold ideals
Making urgent, strong appeals.
If not we, this church, then who?
Christ, the truth, asks we be true,
Placing no concern above
Making real God’s realm of love.
When we see the world go wrong,
When the poor do not belong,
When the politics of fear
Harden hearts to cries we hear,
When earth, torn by war or greed,
Turns from peace and health all need,
Then we churches have a choice,
Silence or courageous voice.
Christ and his disciples show
Where the faithful church will go,
Out to shine love, life and light,
Daring dream of earth made right,
Healing, driving demons out,
Standing up to hate or doubt,
Risking all before too late.
Rise now, church. Earth cannot wait.
© Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder, 2018