Written by Michael Stalcup & Aimee Smith

This trinitarian song focuses on the biblical themes of God speaking, breathing, and writing — the Father in creation, the Son in redemption, and the Spirit in mission.

Each verse is a blessing reflecting on what God has done for us. The refrain is the charge, responding to each Person of the Trinity by asking God to send us out, orienting us to our lives beyond the walls of the church.

This song embodies the exhortation Dr. Matthew Kaemingk expressed in his video: “As you go out into your week, look for Christ; look for what God is doing.” Expect God to be there, ready to co-write the story of your life.

lyrics

Creator God, who spoke the world
Who breathed Your life into our parts,
Who authored us — your love unfurled,
Your name is written on our hearts.

Send us out, Father, breathe on us again,
For we are your poems, we are your songs,
Father, come take up your pen
And write with us the stories of our lives,
The stories of our lives.

Eternal Word who heard who our plight,
Who came to us in flesh and breath,
You died to rise — you dared to write
The song that overcomes our death

Send us out, Jesus, breathe on us again,
For we are your poems, we are your songs,
Jesus, come take up your pen
And write with us the stories of our lives,
The stories of our lives.

Come, Spirit, Scribe of all our days,
Come breathe into our souls anew,
That re-inspired — our lives would praise,
And all our words be filled with You.

Send us out, Spirit, breathe on us again,
For we are your poems, we are your songs,
Spirit, come take up your pen
And write with us the stories of our lives,
The stories of our lives.

Suggested Use

  • There are not a lot of good songs that talk about God’s story! Use this song as a reminder to people that God’s ongoing story includes each of us!
  • The beginning section of the Jesus Storybook Bible does a lovely job of talking about God’s cosmic story of redemption.
  • This song would be a wonderful addition to a testimony service. Invite people to tell the stories that God is writing in their lives and weave this song throughout.