Selected Lyrics

Here you’ll find a selection of WGRG song lyrics, for interest and information.

The Word of Life

1.
In a byre near Bethlehem,
passed by many a wand’ring stranger,
the most precious Word of Life
was heard gurgling in a manger,
for the good of us all.

Chorus:
AND HE’S HERE WHEN WE CALL HIM,
BRINGING HEALTH, LOVE AND LAUGHTER
TO LIFE NOW AND EVER AFTER,
FOR THE GOOD OF US ALL.

2.
By the Galilean lake
where the people flocked for teaching,
the most precious Word of Life
fed their mouths as well as preaching,
for the good of us all.

3.
Quiet was Gethsemane,
camouflaging priest and soldier;
the most precious Word of Life
took the world’s weight on his shoulder,
for the good of us all.

4.
On the hill of Calvary —
place to end all hope of living —
the most precious Word of Life
breathed his last and died, forgiving,
for the good of us all.

5.
In a garden, just at dawn,
near the grave of human violence,
the most precious Word of Life
cleared his throat and ended silence,
for the good of all.

copyright © WGRG, c/o Iona Community, Glasgow, Scotland

Published in the collection ‘Heaven Shall Not Wait’.