The voice of God

Philocrites : Liberal Religion : Hymns 1.20.03

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Worship leaders are welcome to use this hymn in services, but please flatter me by letting me know that you are using it. Email me! I wrote the tune Fayette for this hymn.

The voice of God was not the storm,
    The earthquake was not the Word,
The fiery mount was not God's form:
    The silence was the Lord.

Like breath it reached Elijah's ear
    Expectant, hushed, and sublime.
The silence held and drew him near
    And bade him speak in time.

Beyond all art, beyond all word —
    O God who makes voices strong —
Your silence makes our music heard:
    You magnify our song.

Creative God, inspire our praise
    With awe worthy of your art,
Conduct the singing of our days
    And tune each living heart.

Performance history

Harvard Divinity School Community Worship, Cambridge MA
Harvard University Morning Prayer, Cambridge MA
First Parish in Concord, UU, Concord MA
First Church of Deerfield, UCC/UU, Deerfield MA
Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington MA
North Hampton United Church of Christ, North Hampton NH
Rye Congregational Community Church, Rye NH
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