1 The voice of Jesus calls his people,
"Come to my table and be fed!"
For those who come to him believing,
he is the Wine, he is the Bread.
All who are lost, or bear great burdens,
all who need comfort or release,
come where the presence of Christ Jesus
will nourish us with rest and peace.
2 Children and elders, mean and women,
whatever color, race or tongue,
in Jesus find themselves united,
in him a home where they belong.
We hear your loving voice, O Jesus,
we long, we hunger to be fed;
in joy we gather at the table
where you are Wine, and you are Bread.
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Author: Joy F. Patterson
Joy F. Patterson (b. 1931), of Wassau, Wisconsin, is an elder in the Presbyterian Church who has written many texts and tunes; twenty-nine are collected in Come, You People of the Promise (Hope Publishing, Co., 1994); another collection, Teach Our Eyes New Ways of Seeing, was published in 2005 (Selah). Patterson has enjoyed a varied career as a French professor, homemaker, and claim representative for the Social Security Administration.
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Display Title: The Voice of Jesus Calls His PeopleFirst Line: The voice of Jesus calls his peopleTune Title: THE VOICE OF JESUSAuthor: Joy F. PattersonMeter: 98.98DDate: 1995Subject: Christian unity | ; God's Church | The Church at Worship: The Lord's Supper; Lord's Supper | ; The Church at Worship | The Lord's Supper