1 I come with joy to meet my Lord,
forgiven, loved and free,
in awe and wonder to recall,
his life laid down for me,
his life laid down for me.
2 I come with Christians far and near
to find, as all are fed,
the new community of love
in Christ's communion bread,
in Christ's communion bread.
3 As Christ breaks bread and bids us share,
each proud division ends.
The love that made us, makes us one,
and strangers now are friends,
and strangers now are friends.
4 And thus with joy we meet our Lord.
his presence, always near,
is in such friendship better known;
we see and praise him here,
we see and praise him here.
5 Together met, together bound
we'll go our different ways
and as his people in the world,
we'll live and speak his praise,
we'll live and speak his praise.
|First Line:||I come with joy to meet my Lord|
|Title:||I Come with Joy|
|Author:||Brian Wren (1968, rev. 1977)|
|Scripture:||1 Corinthians 11:28; Ephesians 2:19; John 15:13; Psalm 16:11; Psalm 35:9|
|Copyright:||Words © 1971 Hope Publishing Company|
|Name:||DOVE OF PEACE|
|Arranger:||Austin C. Lovelace (1977)|
|Copyright:||Music © 1977 Hope Publishing Company|