The Voice of Jesus Calls His People

The voice of Jesus calls his people

Author: Joy F. Patterson (1993)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The voice of Jesus calls his people,
"Come to my table and be fed!"
For those who come to him believing,
he is the Wine, he is the Bread.
All who are lost, or bear great burdens,
all who need comfort or release,
come where the presence of Christ Jesus
will nourish us with rest and peace.

2 Children and elders, mean and women,
whatever color, race or tongue,
in Jesus find themselves united,
in him a home where they belong.
We hear your loving voice, O Jesus,
we long, we hunger to be fed;
in joy we gather at the table
where you are Wine, and you are Bread.

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Author: Joy F. Patterson

Joy Patterson (b. 1931) was born in Lansing, Michigan, and raised in LaGrange, Illinois. She holds a B.A. in French Studies and an M.A. in French Literature, both from the University of Wisconsin. A Fulbright scholar, she has taught French at the college level and worked for the Social Security Administration. She writes both texts and tunes, and her concerns as a hymn writer are for the unity and inclusiveness of the church, peace, justice, and the stewardship of the earth. A resident of Wausau, Wisconsin, she is an elder of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has been active on the local, presbytery, and national levels. Go to person page >

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First Line: The voice of Jesus calls his people
Title: The Voice of Jesus Calls His People
Author: Joy F. Patterson (1993)
Meter: D
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: © 1994 Hope Publishing Co.


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