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Singing Our Faith ~ Circle of Friends
Come and sit together in a circle of friends
Be at home, be at peace, be at rest.
Come and sit together in a circle of friends,
Sitting in a circle is best.
Chorus: Laugh (echo), cry (echo), live (echo), die (echo),
Hello (echo), goodbye (echo),
And God make us a circle of friends.
Somewhere it is evening and the woods fill up with moonlight.
The creatures make their music and the word is on the wind.
There’s a fire in the clearing and the voices you are hearing
Are the singing of a circle of friends.
Somewhere it is morning and the church fills up with sunlight.
The Spirit’s in the music and the word is on the wind.
There is fire on the table and the bread and wine are speaking
And God makes us a circle of friends.
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Singing Our Faith ~ Draw the Circle Wide
Chorus: Draw the circle wide. Draw it wider still.
Let this be our song, no one stands alone,
Standing side by side, draw the circle wide.
God the still-point of the circle,
Round whom all creation turns;
Nothing lost, but held forever
In God’s gracious arms.
Let our hearts touch far horizons,
So encompass great and small,
Let our loving know no borders,
Faithful to God’s call. Chorus