To worship is to submit all our nature to God

** These words are from William Temple’s Readings in St John’s Gospel (1939). I set them in the hope that, by being sung, they would imprint themselves on the memory of worshippers.

The occasion of my setting the words was a meeting of the Hampshire and South Wiltshire Branch of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, for which I had been invited to lead the opening devotions; the thought being that those present might be able to pick up the tune (not the harmonies!) quickly.

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To worship is to submit all our nature to God.midi