Sing Yes for the Carpenter (John Bell)

Sing Yes for the Carpenter (John Bell)

Text: John L. Bell. Tune: SING HEY, Irregular; John L. Bell. (c) 1987, The Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc., agent. Sung here by Richard Schletty.

Come with me, come wander, come welcome the world
Where strangers might smile or where stones may be hurled;
Come leave what you cling to, lay down what you clutch
And find, with hands empty, that hearts can hold much.

Sing yes for the carpenter leaving his tools!
Sing yes for Pharisees leaving their rules!
Sing yes for the fishermen leaving their nets!
Sing yes for the people who leave their regrets!

Come walk in my comp'ny, come sleep by my side,
Come savor a lifestyle with nothing to hide;
Come sit at my table and eat with my friends,
Discov'ring that love which the world never ends.

Sing yes for the carpenter...

Come share in my laughter, come close to my fears,
Come find yourself washed with the kiss of my tears;
Come stand close at hand while I suffer and die
And find in three days how I never will lie.

Sing yes for the carpenter...

Come leave your possessions, come share out your treasure,
Come give and receive without method or measure;
Come loose every bond that’s resisting the Spirit,
Enabling the earth to be yours to inherit.

Sing yes for the carpenter...

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This song

Such a gentle, personal performance.  Posting these to the web provides many others with solid performances to enjoy and to use for study/practice. Much enjoyed.