See us, Lord, about your altar

See us, Lord, about your altar

Author: John Greally
Tune: DRAKE'S BROUGHTON
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 See us, Lord, about your altar,
Tho' so many we are one;
Many souls by love united
In the heart of Christ, your Son.

2 Hear our prayers, O loving Father,
Hear in them your Son, our Lord;
Hear him speak our love and worship
As we sing with one accord.

3 Once were seen the blood and water:
Now is seen but bread and wine;
Once in human form he suffered,
Now his form is but a sign.

4 Wheat and grape contain meaning:
Food and drink he is to all;
One in him we kneel adoring,
Gathered by his loving call.

5 Hear us yet: so much is needful
In our frail, disordered life;
Stay with us and tend our weakness
Till that day of no more strife.

6 Members of his Mystic Body,
Now we know our prayer is heard,
Heard by you because your children
Have received th'eternal Word.

Source: Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #477

Author: John Greally

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Text Information

First Line: See us, Lord, about your altar
Author: John Greally
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: © Burns & Oates, Ltd., with perm. of Continuum International Publishing Group, a Bloomsbury Company

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #366

TextPage Scan

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #477

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #807

One in Faith #566

Together in Song #527

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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