Worship Resource: Wonderful Words of Life

Christ the Word of Life by Michael D. O’Brien

Thank you to Nicole Sallee for allowing me to post her beautiful worship resource celebrating God’s Word. The compilation includes three scriptures nestled between verses of Philip P. Bliss’s classic hymn Wonderful Words of Life (United Methodist Hymnal #600). It concludes with an original prayer by Nicole. Consider using it to begin your next traditional worship service. – Lisa <><

Wonderful Words of Life Canticle
ALL SINGING:
Beautiful words, wonderful words
Wonderful words of life
Beautiful words, wonderful words
Wonderful words of life

ONE SPEAKING: Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with his love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.

ALL SINGING:
Sing them over again to me,
Wonderful words of life
Let me more of their beauty see
Wonderful words of life
Words of life and beauty
Teach me faith and duty
Beautiful words, wonderful words
Wonderful words of life
Beautiful words, wonderful words
Wonderful words of life

ONE SPEAKING: Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV)
Jesus said, “Come to me,
all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.”

ALL SINGING:
Christ, the blessed one gives to all
Wonderful words of life
Sinner, list to the loving call
Wonderful words of life
All so freely given
Wooing us to heaven
Beautiful words, wonderful words
Wonderful words of life
Beautiful words, wonderful words
Wonderful words of life

ONE SPEAKING: John 14:26-27 (NIV)
Jesus said, “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you all things
and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

ALL SINGING:
Sweetly echo the gospel call
Wonderful words of life
Offer pardon and peace to all
Wonderful words of life
Jesus, only Savior
Sanctify forever
Beautiful words, wonderful words
Wonderful words of life
Beautiful words, wonderful words
Wonderful words of life

ALL PRAYING:
Word of God,
Speak into our hearts your wonderful words
as we practice listening to You. Amen.

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compilation © 2011 Nicole Sallee
You are welcome to use this work in a worship setting with proper attribution. Please contact Nicole for information and permission to publish this compilation in any form. For more information on the scripture translation, hymns, prayers and art used in this work, please refer to the copyright information page. http://pastorblog.cumcdebary.org/?page_id=1529

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