Hymns

Reformation (500 years)

A hymn for Reformation Sunday (29 October 2017), which this year commemorates 500 years since the momentous publication of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses. The tune: I’m gonna be (500 miles) by The Proclaimers!

Reformation! When God’s Spirit plants a seed,
it’ll grow beyond the limits that you see;
Reformation! It’s the impetus you need,
to become the person God’s made you to be.
Reformation! It’s a gift and it’s a call,
to enrich the Church in full diversity.
Reformation! And whatever may befall,
it’s a path to set your heart and conscience free.

A word that shapes 500 years
can surely shape 500 more,
like the words of faith and freedom
Martin Luther nailed to All Saints’ door.

Your salvation – not a technique to be learned,
but a truth set out in Scripture – there alone.
Your salvation – can’t be merited or earned,
not by works of piety, but faith alone.
Your salvation – isn’t traded or prescribed,
for it comes as God’s own gift through grace alone.
Your salvation – won’t be doubted or denied,
it’s been won for you by Jesus Christ alone.

A word that shapes 500 years…

And we’re walking! (And we’re walking!)
Yes we’re walking! (Yes we’re walking!)
Walking the way,
and we’re living the life of the Lord today.
(repeat 4 lines)

Give the glory to the Lord our God alone,
to whom every word of Scripture testifies;
give the glory to the Lord our God alone,
who invites us to a faith that never dies.
Give the glory to the Lord our God alone,
who makes all things possible by power of grace;
give the glory to the Lord our God alone,
who in Jesus Christ has met us face-to-face.

A word that shapes 500 years…

And we’re walking! (And we’re walking!)…

A word that shapes 500 years…

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