1 Loving Lord, as now we gather,
of that love unworthy still,
give us courage to surrender
rebel heart and stubborn will,
and in us, in faith maturing,
all your promises fulfill.
2 Holy Lord, as here you give us
bread and wine, as means of grace,
grant to every true believer
now to meet you face to face,
and to own, in silent wonder,
Lord, how holy is this place.
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Author: Fred Pratt Green
The name of the Rev. F. Pratt Green is one of the best-known of the contemporary school of hymnwriters in the British Isles. His name and writings appear in practically every new hymnal and "hymn supplement" wherever English is spoken and sung. And now they are appearing in American hymnals, poetry magazines, and anthologies.
Mr. Green was born in Liverpool, England, in 1903. Ordained in the British Methodist ministry, he has been pastor and district superintendent in Brighton and York, and now served in Norwich. There he continued to write new hymns "that fill the gap between the hymns of the first part of this century and the 'far-out' compositions that have crowded into some churches in the last decade or more."
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RHUDDLAN is a traditional Welsh tune used by harp-playing folk musicians. Named after the historic village in northern Wales, the tune was published in the musical edition of Edward Jones's Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1800). The harmonization is from the 1906 English Hymnal.
Display Title: Loving Lord, as Now We GatherFirst Line: Loving Lord, as now we gatherTune Title: RHUDDLANAuthor: Fred Pratt GreenMeter: 87.87.87Date: 1995Subject: Courage | ; God's Church | The Church at Worship: The Lord's Supper; Jesus Christ: Love | ; Lord's Supper | ; The Church at Worship | The Lord's Supper