Come to the Table, Sinner and Saint

Come to the table, sinner and saint,

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (c.2002)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Come to the table, sinner and saint,
strong-hearted, mighty, weary and faint,
empty, repentant, seeking a place.
Christ welcomes you with joy and with grace.

Come, unfraid, for here you will find
Love does not judge, nor fail to be kind.
Love treats as one all those who believe.
Come to Love's table, Christ now receive.

All things are ready, come and draw near.
Share in the supper laid for us here:
bread that is broken, cup of red wine,
Love's holy token--human, divine.

Eat, and remember, as we partake,
Jesus the Christ who died for our sake,
sharing our lot and showing Love's way,
rising to lead us to a new day.

Go from the table joyful in heart,
filled with thanksgiving as you depart,
graced by the Spirit, blessed by our Friend,
strengthened by God to serve to life's end.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

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First Line: Come to the table, sinner and saint,
Title: Come to the Table, Sinner and Saint
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (c.2002)
Source: The Song Lingers On
Notes: An anthem setting is available from Zimbel Press, #Z223


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