Time Now to Gather

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Time now to gather,
Time now to feel
Christ's holy presence
gracing this meal.
Grain from the harvest
fruit of the vine;
simple the supper,
sacred the sign.

Time to remember
Christ who was sent.
Time to say thank you
for all he meant.
Come to this table.
Come, without fear.
God will forgive you,
welcome you here.

All who are hungry,
come, and be fed.
Serve one another
this cup and bread.
All who are troubled,
hurting, or sad,
come, and find healing.
Come, and be glad!

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: Time now to gather
Title: Time Now to Gather
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1997)
Meter: 5.4.5.4 D
Source: Time Now to Gather
Language: English
Notes: Hymn appears in The Faith We Sing (Abingdon, 2000), Sing the Faith (Geneva Press, 2003), and Hymns of Heritage and Hope (Advent Christian General Conference, 2001),

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