I’m working through the songs that Chris deSilva has put up on his website.
This is a song for Ascension. It has a couple of clunky rhymes: band/land; meet/paraclete but it works well enough and the tune is, as usual for deSilva, eminently singable.
The sheet music is available at his website here. There were no chords so I got BIAB to guess them for me.
Christ ascended to his Father,
saying to his chosen band,
“Go and preach, convert and baptize,
make me known in every land.”
Guided by the Holy Spirit,
from that time the Church has grown.
Preachers, martyrs, missionaries
worked to make Christ Jesus known.
Now it is our turn to witness,
bringing Christ to those we meet;
giving glory to the Father,
with the Son and Paraclete.
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