Outdoor Worship Lyrics

Sunday, June 16, 2024

All pieces today are written and/or performed by Black artists

“Echo”

by Elevation Worship (featuring Tauren Wells)

1
When night has fallen
When fear is common
Still You’re calling me
When faith is lost and
My hope exhausted
You will be my strength

PRE-CHORUS
When my mind says
   I’m not good enough
God You’re enough for me 
I’ve decided I’m not giving up
You won’t give up on me
You won’t give up on me

CHORUS
Your love is holding on 
   and it won’t let go
I feel it breaking out like an echo
Your love is holding on 
   and it won’t let go
I feel it breaking out like an echo
Echo in my soul… soul

2
In every season
You keep repeating
Promises to me
Now there’s no stopping
What you have started
Until it is complete

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

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Nolan Semler’s Baptism

Congregational response

Do you, as Christ’s body, the church, reaffirm both your rejection of sin and your commitment to Christ?

We do.


Will you nurture one another in the Christian faith and life and include this family now before you in your care?

With God’s help we will proclaim the good news and live according to the example of Christ. 

We will surround this family with a community of love and forgiveness, that they may grow in their trust of God, and be found faithful in their service to others. 

We will pray for them, that they may be true disciples who walk in the way that leads to life.

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“See the Day”

By Liz Vice

I wanna see the day when justice rolls
Like a mighty river floods out of control

May that day be today
When together we say:
Let Justice, let justice roll…
Let justice roll

I wanna see the day when love 
   shakes the ground
And the walls that separate 
   come tumbling down

May that day be today
When together we say:
Let love, love shake the ground…
Love shake the ground

I wanna see the day when we stand tall
And the heavy hand of oppression
   Is finally gone

May that day be today
When together we say:
Precious Lord, come lead us on…
Come lead us on
Precious Lord, come lead us on…
Come lead us on

May that day be today 
   when together we say
Precious Lord, come lead us on

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“Free”

by William Matthews

There’s a world at war 
Caught in suffering
Silent casualties
O God, grant us peace
In these sleepless nights
I can hardly breathe
Despite brutality
I know that we’ll be free

   Let the light in, keep a-shinin’
   Let it break into the darkness
   All that love dares us to see
   We’ll all be free

In these desperate times
Love will hold us here
Love will join our hands
Teach us to have no fear
So we lay our hate down
To wash their feet
When we see our brother
Oh, we’ll all be free
Yes, we’ll all be free

   Let the light in, keep a-shinin’
   Let it break into the darkness
   All that love dares us to see
   We’ll all be free

We’ll be free, free, we’ll all be free
We’ll be free, free, we’ll all be free
We’ll be free, free, we’ll all be free
We’ll be free, free, we’ll all be free

   Let the light in, keep a-shinin’
   Let it break into the darkness
   All that love dares us to see
   We’ll all be free

Tell your sister, tell your brother
Tell your father, tell your mother
Tell yourself, tell everybody
We’ll all be free

Tell the lovers, tell the haters
Tell the prisoners, tell the jailers
Tell the world, tell everybody
We’ll all be free

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