1 We meet You, O Christ, in many a guise:
Your image we see in simple and wise.
You live in a palace, exist in a shack.
We see You, the gardener, a tree on Your back.
2 In millions alive, away and abroad;
Involved in our life You live down the road.
Imprisoned in systems, You long to be free.
We see You, Lord Jesus, still bearing Your tree.
3 We hear You, O Christ, in agony cry.
For freedom You march, in riots You die.
Your face in the papers we read and we see.
The tree must be planted by human decree.
4 You choose to be made at one with the earth;
The dark of the grave prepares for Your birth.
Your death is Your rising, creative Your word:
The tree springs to life and our hope is restored.
|First Line:||We meet You, O Christ, in many a guise|
|Title:||We Meet You, O Christ|
|Author:||Fred Kaan (1966)|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 1968 by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used with permission.|
|Instances (5)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Chalice Hymnal #183||We meet you, O Christ, in many a guise||We Meet You, O Christ||Fred Kaan||Carl F. Schalk||10.10.11.11||STANLEY BEACH||C Major||English||1995|
|Presbyterian Hymnal #311||We meet You, O Christ, in many a guise||We Meet You, O Christ||Fred Kaan||George Mims||10.10.11.11||NORMANDY||B Flat Major||English||1990|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #257||We meet you, O Christ, in many a guise||We Meet You, O Christ||Fred Kaan||Carl F. Schalk||10.10.11.11||STANLEY BEACH||C Major||English||1989|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #183||We meet you, O Christ, in many a guise||We Meet You, O Christ||Fred Kaan||Peter D. Smith; Peter R. Walker||10.10.11.11||LIFE||B Flat Major||English||1996|
|Worship and Rejoice #616||We meet you, O Christ, in many a guise||We Meet You, O Christ||Fred Kaan, 1929-||Carl F. Schalk, 1929-||10.10.11.11||Matthew 25:31-40||STANLEY BEACH||C Major||English||2001|