Loving Lord, as Now We Gather

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1 Loving Lord, as now we gather,
of that love unworthy still,
give us courage to surrender
rebel heart and stubborn will,
and in us, in faith maturing,
all your promises fulfill.

2 Holy Lord, as here you give us
bread and wine, as means of grace,
grant to every true believer
now to meet you face to face,
and to own, in silent wonder,
Lord, how holy is this place.

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Author: Fred Pratt Green

The name of the Rev. F. Pratt Green is one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymnwriters in the British Isles. His name and writings appear in practically every new hymnal and "hymn supplement" wherever English is spoken and sung. And now they are appearing in American hymnals, poetry magazines, and anthologies. Mr. Green was born in Liverpool, England, in 1903. Ordained in the British Methodist ministry, he has been pastor and district superintendent in Brighton and York, and now serves in Norwich. Here he continues to write new hymns "that fill the gap between the hymns of the first part of this century and the 'far-out' compositions that have crowded into some churches in the last decade or more." --Seven New Hymns of… Go to person page >

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First Line: Loving Lord, as now we gather
Title: Loving Lord, as Now We Gather
Author: Fred Pratt Green (1977)
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Co.



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