OPEN WIDE THE CHURCH'S DOOR  'Straight' version (also see 'Syncopated' version) (words by Shirley Erena Murray)

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Verses 1 & 3 sung by David Moddle and accompanied by Ron Klusmeier.

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  • Bb Instrument
  • Eb Instrument
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  • F Instrument (low)
  • Bass Clef ’C’ Instrument
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Lyrics

Open wide the church’s door!
Let our faith find new truth
where the Spirit, more and more
stirs the wind of change.

Jesus, take us through that door,
you the key setting free,
growing kinship more and more
where your friends would be.

Jesus, take us through that door,
where the lost are embraced,
where God’s children, more and more
share the table’s feast.

Jesus, take us through that door,
into grace, into peace,
Jesus, teach us more and more
how to live and die.

Open wide the church’s door!
Let our faith find new truth
where the Spirit, more and more
stirs the wind of change.

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