Have You Heard God's Voice?

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For SATB Choir and Organ or Piano (optional youth solo). Fred Chatfield has arranged this haunting tune and lyrics by Jacqui Jones into an anthem for our time. You can use it when it is called for in the lectionary, but more than that, it speaks to a broader audience in these days of turmoil. Have a high school student sing the solo and the beginning and the end. Or give this to your youth choir - it certainly isn't difficult. We're not going to tell you how much your congregation will love it. We will say that hearing it was one of the most moving experiences we've had in a long time.

Text and Tune by Jacqui G. Jones — © 2008 used by permission. 


Have you heard God's voice; has your heart been stirred? 
Are you still prepared to follow?

Have you made a choice to remain and serve,
though the way be rough and narrow?
Will you use your voice; will you not sit down
when the multitudes are silent?
Will you make a choice to stand your ground
when the crowds are turning violent? 

Will you walk the path that will cost you much 
and embrace God's love and sorrow?

Will you trust in One who entrusts to you
the disciples of tomorrow?
Will you watch the news with the eyes of faith
and believe it could be different?
Will you share your views using words of grace?
Will you leave a thoughtful imprint? 

In your city streets will you be God's heart? 
Will you listen to the voiceless?

Will you stop and eat, and when friendships start,
will you share your faith with the faithless?
We will walk the path that will cost us much
and embrace God's love and sorrow?
Will you trust in One who entrusts to you
the disciples of tomorrow.