This video was produced by Shirley Booth. The song challenges us to continue to grow by putting our faith into action, rather than becoming complacent.

Are my praises so loud
that they drown out the cries?
Do I fail to stoop down
’cause my hands are raised too high?
Are my eyes shut so tight
when I pray, I won’t see?
Am I worshipping God
for only me?

Isaiah 58: 2-10
True Fasting
2 For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God. They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near them. 3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?’ “Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers. 4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself ? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? 8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. 9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, 10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

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6 Comments on “Worship – Song Based on Isaiah 58: 2-10”

  1. Are the full lyrics and sheet music available for this song? It would make a powerful reflection at the retreat for our Vincentians this April.

  2. Is there a way to get in touch with Shirley Booth to use her song publicly? There is a contest going on and I would want her to win the prize if the group might choose her worship song.

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