In The Name

Here we come in the name of the Father
And of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
With praise on our lips and love in our hearts,
With contrition we bow in Your presence.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
And cleanse us from all our transgressions.

Here we come in the name of the Father
And of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
With praise on our lips and love in our hearts,
With contrition we bow in Your presence.
With contrition we bow in Your presence.

With contrition we bow....

Words and Music by Karl Kohlhase
Based upon the text of the Sacred Liturgy
© 2005 karl kohlhase

Featured on "My Heart At Worship"

STORY BEHIND THIS SON...

A simple call to worship or entrance hymn, if you will.

We (not I) come as a congregation, as the people of God, to worship the Holy Trinity with praise, love, reverence, and contrition for our sins.

The song, like the holy Mass, starts out in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That, in conjunction with the reference to bowing, calls to mind images of making the sign of the cross and kneeling upon entrance into the Sanctuary. It then proceeds to the Kyrie--Lord have mercy.

What an awesome privilege it is to be able to come before the presence of the Lord, sinful and unworthy as we are. Praise God for His infinite mercy and love.

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