Through our fragmentary
if you do not hear the tune, click
Through our fragmentary prayers
and our silent, heart-hid sighs,
wordlessly the Spirit bears
our profoundest needs and cries: ...(hum)
Deeper than the pulse's beat
is the Spirit's speechless groan,
making human prayers complete
through the prayer that is God's own: ...(hum)
Let our jabberings give way
to the hummings in the soul,
as we yield our lives this day
to the God who makes us whole: ...(hum)
Search and sound our mind and heart,
Breath and Flame and Wind and Dove,
let your prayer in us impart
strength to do the work of love. ...("Alleluia" or
"Amen" - sing in free rhythm)
Words: Thomas H. Troeger, 1985, New Hymns for the Life of the Church,
Tune: Carol Doran, 1985, New Hymns for the Life of
the Church, 1992
Text and music
copyright © 1989 Oxford
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