Disturb Us, Lord

Disturb Us, Lord

Often times in life, we seek comfort above all else. A comfortable job, a comfortable home, and comfortable lifestyle. But frequently in these moments of comfort, we stop growing. We cease exploring the unknown and give up on our dreams. Disturb Us, Lord is a call to reach beyond our comfort zones and to seek new horizons. It is based on the following poem of the same title by Sir Francis Drake from 1577:

 

Disturb us, Lord,
when We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true Because we have dreamed too little, When we arrived safely Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when 
With the abundance of things we possess, We have lost our thirst For the waters of life; Having fallen in love with life, We have ceased to dream of eternity
 And in our efforts to build a new earth, We have allowed our vision Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
 To venture on wider seas Where storms will show your mastery; Where losing sight of land, We shall find the stars.

We ask You to push back The horizons of our hopes;
 And to push into the future In strength, courage, hope, and love.

Year: 2016

Large Ensemble

Duration: 6'00"

For: SATB choir

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