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The Summons

The Summons

Iona Community Tune Kelvingrove (Scottish Traditional)

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?

Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known,

Will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

Will you leave yourself behind, if I but call your name?

Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?

Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?

will you answer prayer in you and you in me?

Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?

Will you set the prisoner free and never be the same?

Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as the unseen,

And admit to what I mean , in you and you in me?

Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call you name?

Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?

Will you use the faith you’ve found, to reshape the world around,

Through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name.

Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.

In your company I’ll go where your love and footsteps show

Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.

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We have Jesus running down the road yelling to the rich young ruler. “I was only joking I didn’t mean sell all you have and give it to the poor. Let’s compromise… “

Tony Campolo call us the passionless society so passionless that we don’t even know how to properly to sin any more.

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