Monday, September 14, 2009

Homeschool Hymn

I am more spiritual than religious. My main beef with religion is what organized religion has done to the spirit of God. So many separate God and religion from the real world or in fact try to create a world vision that is at odds with Jesus' teachings. But, sometimes I will come across something during service that just really speaks me. This Sunday I had that experience.

During our Education Liturgy, yes a church service focused on educators, students and all those who continually learn throughout life, we sang the following song:


God of wisdom, truth and beauty, God of spirit, fire and soul.
God of order, love and duty, God of purpose plan and goal:
grant us visions ever growing, breath of life, eternal strength,
mystic spirit moving flowing, filling height and depth and length.

God of drama, music, dancing, God of story, sculpture, art,
God of wit, all life enhancing, God of ev ’ry yearning heart:
challenge us with quests of spirit, truth revealed in myriad ways.
word or song for hearts that hear it, sketch and model forms of praise.

God of science, his t’ry, teaching, God of futures yet unknown,
God of holding, God of reaching, God of pow’r beyond each throne:
take the fragments of our living. Fit us to your finest scheme.
Now forgiven and forgiving, make us free to dare and dream.

It is sung to the tune of "Ode to Joy".

As we sung it the song just spoke to me. I knew that this song needed to become a part of our homeschool.




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TedCo Software

Radiant_Being said...

very insightful. thanks for the post = i may need to copy it down as a reminder. katie

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