A Communion Hymn for Christmas

Gathered round Your table on this holy eve

Author: Edith Margaret Clarkson
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Edith Margaret Clarkson

Margaret Clarkson, whose rarely-used first name is Edith, was born in 1915 into, as Margaret herself described, “a loveless and unhappy marriage” which broke up when she was twelve. The memories of her childhood were of tension, fear, insecurity, and isolation. Margaret was born in Melville, Saskatchewan where she lived until her parents, Frederick and Ethel, and the family moved to Toronto when she was around age four. Throughout her life, she was plagued by pain; initially from migraines, accompanied by convulsive vomiting, and then arthritis—two ailments that accompanied her continually. In Destined for Glory, she related sadly that her mother told her that her first words were “my head hurts.” At age three Margaret, or Ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gathered round Your table on this holy eve
Title: A Communion Hymn for Christmas
Author: Edith Margaret Clarkson
Language: English
Publication Date: 1989
Copyright: © 1986 Word Music



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