Text: Mark Ryman
Music: Anonymous from German hymnal
Tune: Lasst Uns Erfreuen
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #orig
Scripture: Matthew 6:1-6; 16-21
1 What has our God required of us? Is there some way we must adjust?
He has told us; He still tells us! Justice and kindness are His ways.
We must walk humbly all our days.
Then we’ll please him—not appease Him.
Then we’ll be His; then we’ll see His Spirit in us!
2 Seek not to be revered by men. Be pleased with God’s silent Amen.
He has told us; He still tells us! Don’t let our left hand know the right
And we’ll be pleasing in God’s sight. (refrain)
3 Thus when we give it is to Him Who fills our cups beyond the brim.
He has told us; He still tells us! That giving to the least of these
Is prayer just as on bended knees. (refrain)
4 So when we pray, we must commit To talk to our God in secret.
He has told us; He still tells us! There He will hear all of our prayers—
Beyond the praise of gazing stares. (refrain)
5 And when we fast, we must with grace. Anoint your head and wash your face.
He has told us; He still tells us! These are the ways we must invest
In holy wealth forever blest. (refrain)
Original words sung to the tune of "All Creatures of Our God and King" (LBW 527)
Based on the Gospel Reading for Ash Wednesday A