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Christ before Us

Janèt Sullivan Whitaker

This assembly song is an arrangement of the Welsh melody, SUO GÂN. Set for unison choir and descant with organ and guitar accompaniment, the song deals with topics of Christian life, commissioning, discipleship, and petition/prayer. It also contains a verse specifically for the Chrism Mass, and so is ideal for liturgical use in Rites of Religious Profession (including Holy Orders).

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Christ Before Us [MP3]
From: These Forty Days
$1.29
101424
DIGITAL
Christ Before Us [MP3]
From:Journeysongs Third Edition CD Library
$1.29
30116438
DIGITAL
Christ before Us [Accompaniment Package - Downloadable]
from Music Issue / Breaking Bread
$5.70
30101327
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Christ before Us [Keyboard Accompaniment - Downloadable]
from Music Issue / Breaking Bread Preview
$2.70
30101324
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Christ Before Us [Octavo] Preview
$2.40
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SHIP
Christ Before Us [Octavo - Downloadable] Preview
$2.40
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Christ Before Us [Choral - Downloadable]
from Journeysongs: Third Edition Choir/Cantor Preview
$1.50
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Christ before Us [Instrumental Accompaniment - Downloadable]
from Music Issue / Breaking Bread Preview
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30101326
DIGITAL
Christ before Us [Guitar Accompaniment - Downloadable]
from Music Issue / Breaking Bread Preview
$2.10
30101325
DIGITAL

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Lyrics

1.

Christ before us, Christ beside us,

Christ to guide us all our days.

He to carry all our sorrows,

he to bear us perfect grace.

Jesus, Savior, Friend and Brother,

Intercessor, Son of God,

save your people in your dying,

and in rising, conquer death.

2.

May we be for one another

all that you would have us be.

May we live your law of kindness,

love, compassion, charity.

May we climb your holy mountain;

may we see your holy face!

Visit now this humble dwelling;

dwell within this holy place.

3.

God before us through the ages;

Christ beside us here today.

Spirit, lead us forth forever;

guide and help us all our days.

Christ the Savior, God the Living,

Great Creator, Spirit blest!

Holy Three-in-One Immortal,

come and be our welcome guest.

4.

O Redeemer, fill your servants

with your words of lasting life.

Give to those with hands of healing

love transcending pain and strife.

Make us loving sons and daughters;

make us holy, kind and true,

sent to labor for your Kingdom-

restless till we rest in you.

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Indexes

Ritual: Rite of Religious Profession
Holy Orders
Topical: Commissioning
Christian Life
Discipleship