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As We Gather at Your Table

As we gather at your Table,
       as we listen to your Word,
help us know, O God, your presence;
       let our hearts and minds be stirred.
Nourish us with sacred story
       till we claim it as our own;
teach us through this holy banquet
       how to make Love's victory known.

Turn our worship into witness
       in the sacrament of life;
send us forth to love and serve you,
       bringing peace where there is strife.
Give us, Christ, your great compassion
       to forgive as you forgave;
may we still behold your image
       in the world you died to save.

Gracious Spirit, help us summon
       other guests to share that feast
where triumphant Love will welcome
       those who had been last and least.
There no more will envy blind us
       nor will pride our peace destroy,
as we join with saints and angels
       to repeat the sounding joy.

Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Words © 1989 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 935, 1996, 8437

Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|A Year of Grace - Daw|Hymns for Our Time - Hopson|Supplement 96|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: Matthew 6:12, 20:16, 22:1-10; Luke 11:4, 13:30, 14:16-24; Colossians 2:13; Ephesians 2:14-17, 4:32

Theme: Church - Life Together, Church - Unity, Communion, Empowerment, God - Presence, Heaven, Heritage, Holy Spirit, Lord's Supper, Proclamation, Unity, Witness, Word & Teaching, Worshiping

Author(s): Daw Jr., Carl P. (More Hymns | Biography)

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