All is God

God will be all in all (1 Corinthians 15:28; NLT).

1. Lord God,
You love everything you make:

2. The fruit of all you think, and say,
And do;

3. Mass, and time, and space,
Which are all one;

4. Nothing is left out,
For all is you.

References

1. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made (Psalm 145:9; NIV).

2. He himself gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25; NLT).

3. The Lord is God, and he created the heavens and earth (Isaiah 45:18; NLT).

4. There is one Lord […] who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

Christ is all and in all! (Colossians 3:11; NRSV).

God is Spirit (John 4:24; NLT).

United

1. United, Father, with your mind,
I freely leave my self behind.

2. United, Father, with your heart,
I gladly let my self depart.

3. United, Father, with your soul,
I lose my self to be made whole.

4. United: Father, Spirit, Son –
I need no self, for all are one.

References

1. If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23; NLT).

2. The dust returns to the ground it came from and the Spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

3. He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5; RSV).

4. You are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NLT).

All creation

Father,

All creation
Sings your praise:

Everything in earth
And heaven above.

Then why, Lord,
Do so many of your people

Reject, deny, and disbelieve
Your love?

References

1. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! (Isaiah 55:12; NLT).

2. The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known (Psalm 19:1-2; NLT).

3. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

4. God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

We praise your name

1. Father,
May we praise your name –
To love you
Is our highest aim.

2. Jesus,
May we bear our cross –
Ready to accept
Each loss.

3. Spirit,
May we welcome you –
By serving God
In all we do.

4. Mary,
May we know your Son –
Of woman born,
God’s Holy One.

References

1. The Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name (Luke 1:49; NIV).

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind (Luke 10:27; NLT).

2. Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24; NLT).

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised (Job 1:21; NIV).

3. You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; NLT).

You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him (Luke 4:8; NLT).

4. When the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law (Galatians 4:4; NLT).

The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35; NLT).

Help us sinners

We know what sinners we are.
(Isaiah 59:1; NLT).

1. Father,
Help us sinners
To trust in you today,
So none of us will grieve:
My hope is gone!

2. Mary,
Help us sinners
To turn to God and pray,
So none of us will sigh:
I am alone!

3. Jesus,
Help us sinners
To find your narrow way,
So none of us will weep:
There is no gate!

4. Spirit,
Help us sinners
Each time we start to stray,
So none of us will cry:
I am too late!

References

1. We have become old, dry bones – all hope is gone (Ezekiel 7:11; NLT).

2. I am alone and in deep distress (Psalm 25:16; NLT).

3. The gateway to life is very narrow and the road difficult, and only a few ever find it (Matthew 7:13-14; NLT).

4. When the master of the house has locked the door, it will be too late (Luke 13:25; NLT).

Abba, Father

1. Abba, Father,
I love you.
Never changing,
Always new.
Wrapped in darkness,
Shining bright:
Abba, Father,
You are light.

2. Yeshu, Jesus,
I love you.
Never changing,
Always new.
Clothed in power
From your youth:
Yeshu, Jesus,
You are truth.

3. Ruach, Spirit,
I love you.
Never changing,
Always new.
Robed in glory
From above:
Ruach, Spirit,
You are love.

 

References

1. God is light (1 John 1:5; NLT).

2. Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

3. God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

Notes

1. Abba means father in Aramaic.

2. Yeshu means Jesus in Aramaic.

3. Ruach means Holy Spirit (or breath), in Aramaic.

Children, women, men

Those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last.
(Matthew 20:16; NLT).

1. Father God, you love us all:
Children, women, men;
No matter what we say or do:
Children, women, men.

2. You wait for us to seek you out:
Children, women, men;
And long for us to love you, too:
Children, women, men.

3. You want us all to learn and grow:
Children, women, men;
For you made us with great delight:
Children, women, men.

4. You sent your Son to die for us:
Children, women, men;
And all are precious in your sight:
Children, women, men.

5. To you, our Father, we are one:
Children, women, men;
The weak are strong, the strong are weak:
Children, women, men.

6. With you, there’s neither slave nor free:
Children, women, men;
And no such thing as Jew or Greek:
Children, women, men.

7. For you, Lord God, are one with us:
Children, women, men;
And we are always one with you:
Children, women, men.

8. So may we live in unity:
Children, women, men;
And love all as our equals, too:
Children, women, men.

References

1. Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these (Matthew 19:14; NIV).

I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty
(2 Corinthians 6:18; NLT).

2. Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

The Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion (Isaiah 30:18; NLT).

3. He made us, and we are his (Psalm 100:3; NLT).

Praise the Lord your God, who delights in you (1 Kings 10:9; NLT).

4. God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he redeems their life; and precious is their blood in his sight (Psalm 72:13; RSV).

5. I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one
(John 17:22; NLT).

When I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:10; NLT).

6. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NKJV).

7. All who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

8. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
(Psalm 133:1; NIV).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Matthew 22:39; NLT).