Come to the Table, Sinner and Saint

Come to the table, sinner and saint,

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (c.2002)
Tune: OPEN TABLE
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.


Source: The Song Lingers On: new hymns for our journey of faith #12

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… 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)
Meter: 9.9.9.9
Source: The Song Lingers On
Notes: An anthem setting is available from Zimbel Press, #Z223

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