Come, Risen Lord, and Deign to Be Our Guest   1 comment


Above:  The Right Reverend Robert Christopher Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Greensboro, Georgia, March 25, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Lutheran Book of Worship (1978)

Words by George Wallace Briggs (1875-1959)


1.  Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest;

Nay, let us be thy guests; the feast is thine.

Thyself at thine own board make manifest

In thine own sacrament of bread and wine.

2.  We meet, as in that Upper Room they met.

Thou at the table, blessing, yet dost stand.

“This is my body;” so thou givest yet;

Faith still receives the cup as from thy hand.

3.  One body we, one body who partake,

One Church united in communion blest,

One name we bear, one bread of life we break,

With all thy saints on earth and saints at rest.

4.  One with each other, Lord, for one in thee,

Who art one Savior and one living bread.

Then open thou our eyes, that we may see;

Be known to us in breaking of the bread.

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