40. When Did We See You Hungry, Lord?

(Congregation): When did we see you hungry, Lord?
(One Voice): "I work two jobs so we can eat. . .
I search for food we can afford . . .
I am your neighbor down the street!"

(Congregation): When did we see you thirsty, Lord?
(One Voice): "I carry water miles each day . . .
I long for water, close and pure . . .
I am your neighbor far away!"

(Congregation): When were you still a stranger, Lord?
(One Voice): "I moved to your community . . .
I wait your hand at your church door . . .
I am each stranger that you see!"

(Congregation): We see the child whose shoes are worn . . .
We see the man in hospice care . . .
We see the prisoner many scorn . . .
A voice cries out; Will we be there?

Jesus, youir presence here is real;
You came a servant on your knees.
May we, your church, now humbly kneel
And serve you in the "least of these."

Text Information
First Line: When did we see you hungry, Lord?
Title: When Did We See You Hungry, Lord?
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: LM
Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46; John 13:12-15; Colossians 1:20-22; 1 John 3:17-18
Topic: Jesus Christ: Teachings; Justice
Language: English
Notes: A Hymn for Congregation and Soloist (or Choir)
Copyright: Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Percy Smith (1874)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major

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