Hear The Call Of The Kingdom

 The story behind the song (by Keith, Kristyn & Stuart):

‘We wanted to write a song that we could send people out with at the end of a service, one that would be a call to go out confidently and positively as salt and light to the world. Verse one considers how we respond first and foremost to the cross, coming into the Kingdom of Christ and seeking to praise Him. Verse two was inspired by the Sermon on the Mount, where Christ teaches what it means to be children of the Kingdom – loving righteousness and justice, walking in humility, with mercy and letting His light shine through us. Verse three reminds us of our call to declare the Gospel and the Kingdom to the lost. The chorus is our response to follow and ultimately, in all we do – helping the sick, feeding the hungry, working for justice, explaining the faith – our aim is to proclaim salvation in Jesus’ name’.

Hear the call of the kingdom
Lift your eyes to the King
Let His song rise within you
As a fragrant offering
Of how God rich in mercy
Came in Christ to redeem
All who trust in His unfailing grace

Hear the call of the Kingdom
To be children of light
With the mercy of heaven
The humility of Christ
Walking justly before Him
Loving all that is right
That the life of Christ may shine through us

King of Heaven we will answer the call
We will follow bringing hope to the world
Filled with passion filled with power to proclaim
Salvation in Jesus’ name

Hear the call of the Kingdom
To reach out to the lost
With the Father’s compassion
In the wonder of the cross
Bringing peace and forgiveness
And a hope yet to come
Let the nations put their trust in Him

Stuart Townend/Keith Getty/Kristyn Getty