Song of the Week: “Calling Out Your Name” by Rich Mullins


Nothing has impressed me more about the Men’s Choir tour so far than the incredible beauty of God’s creation.  Being away from the city after a long winter in Chicago and witnessing sights and terrains that I’ve never seen fills me with a feeling of indescribable awe.  God truly made a masterpiece when He formed the planet on which we live, and I only wish that I could live long enough to see every inch of its fantastic beauty.  So, as we drive through deserts and foothills and mountains and plains, I’ve chosen “Calling Out Your Name” by Rich Mullins as the song of the week.  This song perfectly expresses the joy that seeing creation in all of its majesty and wonder brings, and celebrates the fact that the glory of creation cries out the praise of its Creator.  The lyrics are absolutely stunning, and the music is just as gorgeous as Rich Mullins’ music always is, so enjoy this fantastic, poetic song of praise to our great God and worship Him through the beauty of His creation today.

“Calling Out Your Name”

Well the moon moved past Nebraska
And spilled laughter on them cold Dakota Hills
And angels danced on Jacob’s stairs
Yeah, they danced on Jacob’s stairs
There is this silence in the Badlands
And over Kansas the whole universe was stilled
By the whisper of a prayer
The whisper of a prayer

And the single hawk bursts into flight
And in the east the whole horizon is in flames
I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

I can feel the earth tremble
Beneath the rumbling of the buffalo hooves
And the fury in the pheasant’s wings
And there’s fury in a pheasant’s wings
It tells me the Lord is in His temple
And there is still a faith
That can make the mountains move
And a love that can make the heavens ring
And I’ve seen love make heaven ring

Where the sacred rivers meet
Beneath the shadow of the Keeper of the plains
I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

From the place where morning gathers
You can look sometimes forever ’til you see
What time may never know
What time may never know
How the Lord takes by its corners this old world
And shakes us forward and shakes us free
To run wild with the hope
To run wild with the hope

The hope that this thirst will not last long
That it will soon drown in the song
Not sung in vain
And I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

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2 responses to “Song of the Week: “Calling Out Your Name” by Rich Mullins

  1. Dad

    This is one of my favorite Rich Mullins songs! I’m so glad that God’s creation is speaking to your soul of His majesty and power, and that He has given you the life in your spirity by His Spirit to appreciate and respond to it’s call. (And you know firsthand that there is indeed fury in a pheasant’s wings, now don’t you?) 😉

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