Voices and Choices   Words: Brenton Prigge © 2009 New Hymn CCLI # 5389254

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© 2005 Brenton Prigge


Suggested Tune HYFRODOL (8787D.) By Rowland Hugh Prichard [click on tune name to play midi]

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1. Do we seek the whirlwind's glory,
longing to ascend the skies?
Do we build a double-story,
settle on the mountain high?
Ever we must make our choices
will we go or will we stay?
In the midst of myriad voices
Which voice gets the final say?

2. We have heard the voice of glory;
we have heard the carpenter.
We have heard the great love story;
God Almighty: God with us!
We have heard the call to follow:
We have heard you, Servant Lord!
Step by step, today, tomorrow,
we will live the truth we've heard.

3. Still the other voices clamour:
Go for glory! Take your prize!
Promising great wealth and grandeur,
offering false paradise.
We will listen all the harder,
we will learn your voice to know.
Yours our labour, Yours our ardour,
sent in love, in love we go.

4. Down again into the valley
love compels us - holy love.
At your voice your servants rally
not content to rest above.
Clinging not to human comforts,
clutching not our dreams of straw;
Ears attuned to whispered wonders;
called to love, love and love more.


Based on Revised Common Lectionary for Transfiguration Sunday:

2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-62 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9