This is a hymn dedicated to those participating in CROP walks and doing other work to help end hunger!
O God, You Send Us Out to Walk
TALLIS’ CANON LM (“All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night”)
O God, you send us out to walk,
For faith is more than idle talk;
It’s more than saying, “Be well fed!”
When others don’t have daily bread.
We walk with joyful, eager feet
So others will have food to eat.
We staff the checkpoints, offer rest,
And serve you, Lord, for we’ve been blessed.
When we grow weary, may we know
That some must walk where’er they go.
For water, food, or work to do,
They walk till they grow weary, too.
O Lord, we walk in safety here
And know that others walk in fear.
They flee oppression, flood or war;
Each fear-filled day, they walk some more.
Not all here walk with strength or speed
But all can give to those in need.
And as we serve you, may we know
You walk with us where’er we go.
Biblical texts: John 17:18; Mark 6:7; James 2:14-17, Matthew 14:16; 2 Corinthians 9.Deuteronomy 15:11; Matthew 25:31-46; 28:16-20
Tune: Thomas Tallis, Adapt. Parker’s Whole Psalter, c. 1561
Alternate Tune: CANONBURY LM (“Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak”)
Text: Copyright © 2009 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
Permission is given for free use of this hymn by churches and groups that support Presbyterian Hunger Program and/or Church World Service/CROP.
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is the author of Songs of Grace: New Hymns for God and Neighbor (Discipleship Resources – Upper Room Books, 2009) and Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today’s Worship (Geneva Press, 2000) and the co-pastor of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Email: email@example.com