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 him 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 our uttermost:
In every room in our Father's house
he will be there as Lord and Host.
|First Line:||An upper room did our Lord prepare|
|Title:||An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare|
|Author:||Fred Pratt Green (1973)|
|Scripture:||2 Corinthians 11:25-26; John 14:27; John 15:11; John 20:21; John 13:1; John 13:4-5; Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:15; Luke 22:12|
|Notes:||Poem; suggested tune: O WALY WALY|
|Copyright:||© 1974 Hope Publishing Company|