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Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You – Sunday Songs

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MGPC had a great weekend of ministry with Peter Barnes and Franco Salaun from Revesby Presbyterian in Sydney teaching and talking about the experience of establishing Deacons in the life of their church.
One of the songs we sang in worship this morning was Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You. The song started life as Brother, Let Me Be Your Servant, but this example of a song being modified to be gender inclusive is a positive adaption.

Here’s the song’s composer, Richard Gillard, providing a folky rendition of the modified version.

The lyrics:
1.
Brother, Sister let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace,
to let you be my servant too.
2.
We are pilgrims on a journey,
We are family on the road.
We are here to help each other,
Walk the miles and bear the load.
3.
I will hold the Christ-light for you,
in the night-time of your fear.
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.
4.
I will weep when you are weeping,
when you laugh I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow,
till we’ve seen this journey through.
5.
When we sing to God in heaven,
we shall find such harmony.
Born of all we’ve known together,
of Christ’s love and agony.
6.
Brother, Sister let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace,
to let you be my servant too.

Words & Music Richard Gillard.
Copyright © 1977 Maranatha Music Inc.

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