Number: 461
Title: God Is Here!
Composer: rev. 1988Cyril Vincent Taylor, 1941
Author: Fred Pratt Green, 1979;
Theme: Morning and Opening Hymns

1.  God is here!  As we Your people
    Meet to offer praise and prayer,
    May we find in fuller measure
    What it is in Christ we share.
    Here, as in the world around us,
    All our varied skills and arts
    Wait the coming of the Spirit
    Into open minds and hearts.

2.  Here are symbols to remind us
    Of our lifelong need of grace;
    Here are table, font, and pulpit;
    Here the cross has central place.
    Here in honesty of preaching,
    Here in silence, as in speech,
    Here, in newness and renewal,
    God the Spirit comes to each.

3.  Here our children find a welcome
    In the Shepherd's flock and fold,
    Here, as bread and wine are taken,
    Christ sustains us as of old.
    Here the servants of the Servant
    Seek in worship to explore
    What it means in daily living
    To believe and to adore.

4.  Lord of all, of church and kingdom,
    In an age of change and doubt 
    Keep us faithful to the gospel,
    Help us work Your purpose out.
    Here, in this day's dedication,
    All we have to give, receive:
    We, who cannot live without You,
    We adore You!  We believe!