I want to share with one of my favorite hymn songs from when I was in seminary. The words remind us of our calling to work for justice, to love and to be light and hope as children in the kingdom of God. Singing this with my peers in seminary and in churches since has always been a powerful worship experience for me, as it reminds me of our Christian calling. The song is titled We Are Called by David Haas
Below is a video and I invite you to notice the people’s worship and joy as they sing this song to God as a community striving to live out these words.
It may not be an overly well known song, but that is ok! It’s not written to be popular or to be bought by thousands of people, but to be sung as a Christian community crying out in worship that we are to work with God in building the kingdom on earth.
Here are the words:
1. Come! live in the light!
Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!
We are called to be light for the kingdom,
to live in the freedom of the city of God!
Refrain: We are called to act with justice.
We are called to love tenderly.
We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.
2. Come! Open your heart!
Show your mercy to all those in fear!
We are called to be hope for the hopeless,
so all hatred and blindness will be no more!
3. Sing! Sing a new song!
Sing of that great day when all will be one!
God will reign and we’ll walk with each other as sisters
and brothers united in love!