714. Gather us in, thou Love that fillest all!

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1 Gather us in, thou Love that fillest all!
Gather our rival faiths within thy fold!
Rend all our temple veils and bid them fall,
that we may know that thou hast been of old;
gather us in.

2 Gather us in: we worship only thee;
in varied names we stretch a common hand;
in diverse forms a common soul we see;
in many ships we seek one spirit-land;
gather us in.

3 Each sees one colour of thy rainbow light;
each looks upon one tint and calls it heaven;
thou art the fullness of our partial sight;
we are not perfect till we find the seven;
gather us in.

4 Some seek a Father in the heavens above,
some ask a human image to adore,
some crave a spirit vast as life and love;
within thy mansions we have all and more;
gather us in.

Text Information
First Line: Gather us in, thou Love that fillest all!
Author: George Matheson (1842-1906)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 10 10 10 10 4
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:12; Acts 17:23-28; John 10:16; John 14:2; Luke 23:45; Mark 15:38; Matthew 27:51; Psalm 93:2
Topic: The Holy Spirit: The Church Celebrates - National Life; Church: unity and ecumenism; Communion of Saints (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Unknown
Meter: 10 10 10 10 4
Key: F Major or modal

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