When from Bondage we are Summoned

This is a hymn about God's call to repentance.   It was written by American Roman Catholic religious sister Delores Dufner, OB (1939-). It was first published in 1984

With meter 8.7.8.7 D, tunes it has been set to include:
  • GENEVA (Day) by George Henry Day (1940)
  • HAYWOOD'S HOME by Carl Haywood (1949-)
  • GRID, by Thomas Pavlechko (1962-)

Books it has been published in include:
and these are the best sources of sheet music for it today.


statues symbolizing synagogue and church - When from bondage we are summoned Out of darkness into light. We must go by hope and patience, Walk by faith and not by sight.  Chorus: Let us throw off all that hinders. Let us run the race to win, Let us hasten to our homeland, And rejoicing, enter in.  Let us throw off all that hinders; Let us run the race to win! Let us hasten to our homeland And, rejoicing, enter in.  When our God names us his people, Then he leads us by the hand Through a lonely, barren desert, To a great and glorious land.  At all stages of the journey God is with us, night and day, With compassion for our weakness, Every step along the way.
Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time By Joshua Koffman
[CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons



Downloads

This section may contain affiliate links: I earn from qualifying purchases on these. Free downloads are provided where possible (eg for public domain items).

No downloadable versions have been found, of either performances or the sheet music. If you know where to find one, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

Examples

Singer, self-accompanied on piano:


Singer with piano - virtual choir style video:


Instrumental - piano:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But the words are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 When from bondage we are summoned ... Walk by faith and not by sight.

Chorus:
Let us throw off all that hinders.
Let us run the race to win,
Let us hasten to our homeland,
And rejoicing, enter in.

2 When our God names us his people ...

3 At all stages of the journey ...

See more ...


KEEP IN CASE ORIGINAL IS REMOVED, BUT DO NOT DISPLAY
1 When from bondage we are summoned
Out of darkness into light,
We must go by hope and patience,
Walk by faith and not by sight.

Chorus:
Let us throw off all that hinders;
Let us run the race to win!
Let us hasten to our homeland
And, rejoicing, enter in.

2 When our God names us his people,
Then he leads us by the hand
Through a lonely, barren desert,
To a great and glorious land.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Sheet Music Anywhere at Musicnotes.com