Son of man, all My words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.@Ezekiel 3:10

Scott Werdebaugh, 2009 (🔊 pdf nwc).

I read some words to a similar chorus in a church bulletin some years ago and came up with this paraphrase and music. I have researched over the years looking to find the original score and composer and author of the original lyrics to give him/her the proper credit…but alas I have been unsuccessful in my search. I have long since lost that church bulletin so I only have my words to fall back on.

This hymn is intended to be sung at the beginning of a worship service or just before a pastor’s message. The first stanza is first person plural, as an invitation to worship to the church congregation as a whole. The second stanza, in first person singular, is a more personal invitation to each individual congregant.

Scott Werdebaugh, 2018

Scott Werdebaugh (1951–)

We have come to sing Your praises, Lord,
We have come to worship You;
We have come to hear Your still small voice
In ev’ry thing we do.
Teach us Your Holy Word, O Lord,
Your Wisdom and Your Pow’r;
We’ve come to set ourselves apart
For You this holy hour.

I have come to sing Your praises, Lord,
I have come to worship You;
I have come to hear Your still small voice
In ev’ry thing I do.
Teach me Your Holy Word, O Lord,
Your Wisdom and Your Pow’r;
I’ve come to set myself apart
For You this holy hour.