Call The Seeker (You're calling us)

The inspiration for Call The Seeker came as I picked up my guitar with the desire to put into song a kind of 'purpose statement' for my home church at a particular point in our journey. It seemed to me that one of the things God wanted to do was to form us into a community where his presence is tangible, and his ministry actual, where people are attracted to his love, grace, and power to make broken people whole.

The Gospel accounts of Jesus cleansing the Temple courtyard, and then welcoming into the newly-cleansed space those who were normally excluded - in his day represented by the lame, the blind and the children, came to mind as a background story to reference.

Of course, such a 'purpose statement' is not exclusive to any one local expression of church, and so I offer it as something that you might want to consider using where you are. It can be a long time between albums, so I decided to make a respectable 'demo' to show you how it might sound in a particular arrangement.

You are welcome to download the sheet music free of charge, but if you use the song just make sure you include it when you do your CCLI returns. Let me know how you get on with it!

You're calling us
And so we are gathered here
You're building us
Into a house of prayer

A holy place
Where stories of grace are told
A sacred space
Where miracles unfold
And praises rise
From the offering of our lives
Let's fill this house
Let's fill this house

Call the seeker
Call the stranger
Call the children
Let's hear their praises
Call the lonely
Call the broken
Young and old
Will sing hosannas
Let's fill this house
Let's fill this house
With praise

We're living stones
Built together here
With nail-pierced hands -
Oh teach us holy fear

And prayer will rise
For all nations
And open skies
Will pour your glory down
And there'll be praise
For the Lord is in this place
Let's fill this house
Let's fill this house

Graham Kendrick
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