Be With Us Now

Be with us now
© 1990 Bret Hesla.

1. God of earth and ev-‘ry crea-ture,
God of wind and God of sky,
God of old and new creation,
Be with us now. Be with us now.

2. God who moves across the water,
God who moves across all time,
God who moves within my walking,
Be with us now. Be with us now.

3. God who grieves the death of nature,
God who grieves this poisoned land,
God who grieves at our indifference,
Be with us now. Be with us now.

4. God who weaves each golden sunset,
God who weaves the web of life,
God who weaves us all together,
Be with us now. Be with us now.

5. God whose reign is ever budding,
God whose will is our delight,
God whose pow’r is invitation,
Be with us now. Be with us now.

6. God who calls us to be mindful,
God who calls us to make peace,
God who calls us to be healers,
Be with us now. Be with us now.


Words and music by Bret Hesla.
© 1990  Bret Hesla.  All rights reserved. Use with permission, please.
Admin. Augsburg Fortress. Also licensed via OneLicense.net.  Contact: Bret.hesla@gmail.com. 

This song offers us some new imagery for the divine; not a white male sky god but rather a healer, a creator, an inviter, a presence within our own steps, a ever-budding beauty, a partner in our grieving. Feel free to add a new verse that helps you in your journey.

You can sing it in a driving upbeat style (this recording), or in a gentle rolling style along the lines of the old ballad, the Water is Wide.

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