Emmanuel, who walked among us here
inspiring hope, removing doubt and fear,
your friends are gathered now, so come as you said.
Be known to us in cup and broken bread.
May we walk, may we walk with each other to lifeâ€™s end,
not as servant nor as slave, but as a friend.
As once you walked the Galilean shore
and voiced a call your friends could not ignore,
draw us to follow in your footsteps today.
Good Teacher, lead us in Love's joyful way.
Great Healer, as you walked each dusty lane
dispensing love to those who suffered pain,
grant us your gentle touch and soft-spoken phrase.
Make us your healing body now, always.
Dear Savior, as you walked up Calvary's hill
to suffer there and feel death's awful chill,
when Love demands of us such great sacrifice.
give us your will and heart to pay the price.
Lord, as you walked with friends Emmaus way,
and turned their mourning into joy that day,
in us such faith, such hope, such love now increase.
Dear Risen Friend, grant us new life and peace.
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 >
Display Title: Emmanuel, Who Walked Among Us HereFirst Line: Emmanuel, who walked among us here,Tune Title: KENSINGTONAuthor: Mary Nelson KeithahnMeter: 10.10.11.10 with refrainScripture: John 15:12-15Date: 1998Subject: Friend | Discipleship as friendship; Jesus | Jesus' role as Friend, Teacher, Healer, Savior, Risen Lord