Sincere Singing


Tune: Ravenshaw

('Lord, thy word abideth')

Adapted from a prayer 'Singing to the Father'

by St Ignatius of Antioch, 35-108AD.


And you have all been formed

Into one choir, and warmed

By the Spirit to sing

God's song, praises Him bring


So that you Father praise

With one voice, worship raise

Through Jesus Christ, that when

He hears you, He may then


May realise from what

You have done, thankful lot

Is yours, so singing well

God His people can tell*


(*tell, meaning here: discern, know, etc)


  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 3rd, 2023 03:21
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in format. Of course, it does not depend on how well (or not) we sing, for God to know us. Maybe it means He sees and knows our devotion, attitude of heart, etc.
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • orchidee

    Aww, why they say to me: Sing 'Over the hills and far away'? And the further away, the better! lol.

    • crypticbard

      That's the "quack, quack, quack,quack" song!

    • crypticbard

      There's nothing that quite beats sincerity!

      • orchidee

        Thanks CB. Though Neville says one can beat an egg! lol.

      • Neville

        they can tell by the tone of your voice you know 🙂

        • orchidee

          Thanks N. lol.

        • BlessedbyGod

          Very nice Orchi,as always it's a beautiful ode to our Lord

          • orchidee

            Thanks BC. An ode, but me singing it is odious! lol. Screech, screech!

          • Goldfinch60

            Good one Orchi.

            • orchidee

              Thanks Gold.

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