Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

Go Fish (Spread the Word)

 

Background

Jesus called Peter and Andrew and James and John to be "fishers of men."  By calling them after miraculously filling their nets with fish, He was giving them a foretaste of the fruitfulness of their new calling.  Jesus continues to call His disciples today to share the Gospel with those who do not know Him, so that He might draw them to faith in Him.  This song is an encouragement to be about the work of mission fishin.'

This song was written for St. John's Lutheran School for its 2005-2006 theme, "Go Fish."

 

Bible Verses

Matthew 4:19, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 1:17-18, Luke 5:10-11, Acts 1:8

Themes

Mission, Witness, Cross of Christ, Lordship of Christ

 

Lyrics

Verse 1
Got my hook, line, and sinker
Got my reel and my fishing rod
But these aren't the gear that I need when I fish for God
The only fishing tool I use
The love of Jesus and the Gospel News
On a mission to go fishin'
And I'm fishin' for the kingdom of God.
He's calling me

Chorus
Go Fish!  Spread the Word!
Go Fish!  Till everyone's heard!
Go Fish!  Talk about Jesus
Who saves us and frees us
To go where He leads us
Go Fish!

Verse 2
Jesus sent His disciples
Now he's sending out you and me
To go and spread the Gospel to every nationality
Men and women, boys and girls
Everyone in the whole wide world
Gonna tell them about my Jesus
And the love of God that sets them free
He's calling me

Bridge
For God so loved each one of us
That He gave to us his only Son
Who died to take away our sins
And give new life to those who trust in Him
So tell everyone about God's Son
What He has done for everyone