Brethren We Have Met To Worship
Joseph Morrow - April 26, 2017
We will be singing "Brethren We Have Met To Worship," this Sunday. As I was reading over the lyrics in an attempt to write a brief commentary or something "blog-worthy," it dawned on me... I don't have to add anything to these lyrics! I would simply like to ask a question, church family: Is this what we look like when we worship, when we pray, when we preach, when we share the gospel? Are we praying for the power of God--enthroned in heaven--to shower over and around us like Holy mana, in all we endeavor to do? Think about that as you read these lyrics:
Brethren, we have met to worship and adore the Lord our God;
Will you pray with all your power, while we try to preach the Word?
All is vain unless the Spirit of the Holy One comes down;
Brethren, pray, and holy manna will be showered all around.
Brethren, see poor sinners round you slumbering on the brink of woe;
Death is coming, hell is moving, can you bear to let them go?
See our fathers and our mothers, and our children sinking down;
Brethren, pray and holy manna will be showered all around.
Sisters, will you join and help us? Moses' sister aided him;
Will you help the trembling mourners who are struggling hard with sin?
Tell them all about the Savior, tell them that He will be found;
Sisters, pray, and holy manna will be showered all around.
Is there here a trembling jailer, seeking grace, and filled with tears?
Is there here a weeping Mary, pouring forth a flood of tears?
Brethren, join your cries to help them; sisters, let your prayers abound;
Pray, oh pray, that holy manna may be scattered all around.
Let us love our God supremely, let us love each other, too;
Let us love and pray for sinners, till our God makes all things new.
Then He'll call us home to Heaven, at His table we'll sit down;
Christ will gird Himself and serve us with sweet manna all around.
-Brethren We Have Met To Worship, written by George Atkins
Are we praying for these things? Do believe that, by God's grace, your prayers have power, that He responds and brings about change through them? Pray brethren! Pray, oh pray, that holy manna may be scattered all around!
Ready to meet to worship and adore the Lord our God with you,