Sacred Place

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A song about ministry, but also ideal for the dedication or blessing of a sanctuary, worship spaced or church building. Original lyrics set to the tune of Ode to Joy.
Free to copy and use. Or you can pay-what-you-like to donate.
God, creator of the heavens, earth and everything that lives,
this world is your home, and shines with glory that your presence gives.
Christ, your living sanctuary, he in whom you lived in love,
is for us our healing shelter and our home with you above.
It is not the objects here that make this church a holy place,
but your spirit and our worship, gifts no treasures can replace.
May this place give sacred shelter, welcome all who seek your face,
heal and strengthen hearts for service, be the home of light and grace.
Send us from this sanctuary out into the world you bless;
let this be the center of a growing ring of love and grace.
Let this be the nest from which your Holy Spirit takes its flight.
Make us all your sanctuary, bearing to the world your light.


The lyrics shown on this page are original lyrics by Steve Garnaas-Holmes, set to the tune of Joyful, Joyful.

These lyrics are free to use or pay-what-you-like to purchase (download includes lyrics in .doc format)—or you may directly copy and paste from this page. You are permitted to print, project, broadcast or otherwise use this song in worship in whatever ways you need.

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