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An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare

An upper room did our Lord prepare
       for those he loved until the end:
and his disciples still gather there
       to celebrate their risen friend.

A lasting gift Jesus gave his own:
       to share his bread, his loving cup.
Whatever burdens may bow us down,
       he by his cross shall lift us up.

And after supper he washed their feet,
       for service, too, is sacrament.
In Christ our joy shall be made complete:
       sent out to serve, as he was sent.

No end there is! We depart in peace,
       he loves beyond the uttermost:
in every room in our Father's house
       Christ will be there, as Lord and Host.

Fred Pratt Green
Words © 1974 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 883, 8202, 840, 8020

Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|Hymnal Supplement|Partners in Creation - Green|The Hymns and Ballads of Fred Pratt Green|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:15, 22-24; Luke 22:12; John 12:32, 13:1-17, 14:1-3, 27, 15:11, 20:21; 2 Corinthians 11:25-26

Theme: Comfort, Communion, Empowerment, Going Forth, Heaven, Jesus Christ - Cross, Jesus Christ - Love, Jesus Christ - Resurrection, Lord's Supper

Author(s): Green, Fred Pratt (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: O WALY WALY (Arr. Weaver) - Weaver, John (More Hymns | Biography)

Poetic Meter: 9.8.9.8.

Date Uploaded: Fri Sep 12 13:49:30 2008

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