Taste and See

With contrite hearts and holy fear

Author: Carol Vriend Petter (1981)
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Author: Carol Vriend Petter

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First Line: With contrite hearts and holy fear
Title: Taste and See
Author: Carol Vriend Petter (1981)
Meter: D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Taste and see that God is good
Copyright: © Carol Vriend Petter


Scripture References:
st. 1 = 1. Cor 10:16
ref. = Ps. 33:22, Ps. 34:3b, 8a

Written in 1981, "Taste and See" was one of the first songs written by Carol Vriend Petter (b. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1954) for worship at Church of the Servant, a Christian Reformed church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that celebrates the Lord's Supper weekly. The text makes good use of both Old Testament and New Testament images. In covenant with God, we taste and see his love as we share the Lord's Supper (st. 1; ref.), experiencing the blessings of pardon, grace, and kingdom inheritance (st. 2), at the same time reminding ourselves of our mission to share God's love with the spiritually and physically needy (st. 3).

A graduate of Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Petter is currently a retirement plan administrator for First Michigan Bank in Grand Rapids. She is a member of Church of the Servant, and some of her hymns are published in that congregation's hymnal supplement, Joyful Noises.

Liturgical Use:
Lord's Supper, during distribution of the bread and wine.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



Wim Mennes (b. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1917; d. Noordwolde, 1996) composed ANTHEA for Petter's text in 1984 in Noordwolde, the Netherlands; his tune was selected by the Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee from among several tunes submitted as part of a hymn search for this text. He named the tune…

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