Yes. I do know it’s Monday. Late Monday.
So, this song, Come Away From Rush And Hurry is particularly apt.
The lyrics are written by Marva Dawn, a favourite contemporary theologian.
The tune here is NETTLETON, which may be recognisable to those who sing Come O Fount Of Every Blessing.
This rendition is by Carolyn Arends.
Come away from rush and hurry
To the stillness of God’s peace
From our vain ambition’s worry
Come to Christ to find release
Come away from noise and clamor
Life’s demands and frenzied pace
Come to join the people gathered
Here to seek and find God’s face.
In the pastures of God’s goodness
We lie down to rest our soul.
From the waters of God’s mercy
We drink deeply, are made whole.
At the table of God’s presence
All the saints are richly fed.
With the oil of God’s anointing
Into service we are led.
Come, then, children, with your burdens—
Life’s confusions, fears and pain.
Leave them at the cross of Jesus;
Take instead his kingdom’s reign.
Bring your thirsts, for he will quench them—
He alone will satisfy.
All our longings find attainment
When to self we gladly die.
REPEAT VERSE 1
Lyrics: © 1999 Marva J. Dawn
Tune: Public Domain