• Unison hymn By: Donna Butler Douglas Level: Easy Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now This unison hymn provides a heartwarming sentiment which echoes themes of inclusion and belonging.

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    Lord, thank you for a church called home Where all may worship on their own Where people meet with God as one To sing His praise and find His love. A quiet place to take our sin To ask forgiveness from within To seek the peace for which we long Through silent prayer and joyful song. A place from which we reach to others Humankind, all sisters, brothers One that we can make our own A place to worship, a church called home.
  • SATB hymn By: Donna Butler Douglas Level: Easy Click to listen: Preview Now This stately hymn begins with an invitation to worship and traces the journey of a church with the promise of a bright future ahead. Commissioned for the sequistentennial celebration of Second Baptist Church of Liberty, Missouri. Recording by Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Missouri.

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    O God, who spoke to simple folk Thy Word of Liberty Bless now Thy children in this hour of joy in serving Thee. Thy Word was strong, and stronger still, it beckons us to give, To tell the story of Thy love that others yet may live. Bless'd we have been and blessings be translating Word to Deed: The "cup of water" in Thy name is poured for those in need. Our frontier faith spans skies and space, Thy Word imparted free, O'er lands and oceans, 'til in song just praises bound to Thee. By faith we live, who live the Faith, Thine humble servants true. We follow paths of stalwart saints and yield ourselves anew. O God, who speaks to faithful folk Thy Word of Liberty, Bless now Thy children for new days of joy in serving Thee.