Title: Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples
Composer: English Country Songs, 1893 Arr. And Harm. Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Author: H. Kenn Carmichael, 1985
Scripture: Genesis 2:15 Isaiah 2:4 Amos 5:24 Micah 4:3
1. Today we all are called to be Disciples of the Lord, To help to set the captive free, Make plowshare out of sword, To feed the hungry, quench their thirst, Make love and peace our fast, To serve the poor and homeless first, Our ease and comfort last. 2. God made the world and at its birth Ordained our human race To live as stewards of the earth, Responding to God's grace. But we are vain and sadly proud, We sow not peace but strife, Our discord spreads a deadly cloud That threatens all of life. 3. Pray justice may come rolling down As in a mighty stream, With righteousness in field and town To cleanse us and redeem. For God is longing to restore An earth where conflicts cease, A world that was created for A harmony of peace. 4. May we in service to our God Act out the living Word, And walk the road the saints have trod Till all have seen and heard. As stewards of the earth may we Give thanks in one accord To God who calls us all to be Disciples of the Lord.