311. Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather

Text Information
First Line: Here, O Lord, your servants gather
Title: Here, O Lord, Your Servants Gather
Author: Tokuo Yamaguchi (1958)
Translator: Everett M. Stowe (1958, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: John 10:9; John 14:6; Romans 10:12-13; Ephesians 2:13-19
Topic: The Church; Community in Christ; Ecumenical (5 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1958 The United Methodist Publishing House (admin. The Copyright Company)
Tune Information
Composer: Isao Koizumi (1958)
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Japanese gagaku mode
Copyright: Used by permission of Hiroshi Koizumi
Notes: *Optional finger cymbals

Text Information:

This gentle hymn was created for a 1958 international convention of Christian educators in Japan. The tune’s use of the gagaku mode, originally from China but later limited to use in the Japanese court, serves as a subtle but significant affirmation of Christ’s sovereignty.

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