Was it the shaking ground that moved (website only)

God’s voice made visible

Was it the shaking ground that moved
the stone, that freed the resting Word,
that called the Christ to life again:
God’s Spirit, breathing, moved and stirred?

Whatever cause, we may not know,
but Mary heard a calming voice,
that turned her life around again,
that gave her reason to rejoice.

The world still spinning, recollects
that God survived all human scorn;
that lives were changed for ever more
in meeting love alive, re-born.

This is the Voice that turns us round,
that calmly offers grace to cope;
that gives us strength to live again,
that gives us cause to sing our hope.

Words: Andrew Pratt (born 1948) © 2011 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England, www.stainer.co.uk.
Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd.

Metre: 88.88 (Long metre)

Suggested tunes Galilee (StF 149; H&P 239i); Truro (StF 297; H&P 190)

Categories: 88.88., Armes, Philip, Galilee, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended, Pratt, Andrew, Truro, Williams, Thomas.

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