»User: »Password:   Remember Me? 
The Hymn Lyrics Detective / Forum / Hymn Lyrics - Search Requests / Gather Us In
Posted:  12 Feb 2008 17:47
  I will be leading a teenager retreat this coming weekend, and would like to Sing "Gather Us In" as an opening to the retreat...thank you in advance if you can help, Oliver
Posted:  13 Feb 2008 03:54
Here in this place, new light is streaming
now is the darkness vanished away,
see, in this space, our fears and our dreamings,
brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in the lost and forsaken
gather us in the blind and the lame;
call to us now, and we shall awaken
we shall arise at the sound of our name.

We are the young - our lives are a mystery
we are the old - who yearns for you face.
we have been sung throughout all of history
called to be light to the whole human race.
Gather us in the rich and the haughty
gather us in the proud and the strong
give us a heart so meek and so lowly
give us the courage to enter the song.

Here we will take the wine and the water
here we will take the bread of new birth
here you shall call your sons and your daughters
call us anew to be salt of the earth.
Give us to drink the wine of compassion
give us to eat the bread that is you
nourish us well and teach us to fashion
lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

Not in the dark of buildings confining
not in some heaven, light years away
but here in this place, the new light is shining
now is the kingdom, now is the day.
Gather usin the and hold us forever
gather usin and make us your own
gather us in all peoples together
fire of love in our flesh and our bone.
Posted:  13 Feb 2008 11:59
Good Morning Andy,
   Thank you so much for your prompt response.  God Bless you for your kindness...Oliver
Posted:  14 Mar 2011 07:21
this is the cool song
Posted:  12 Aug 2011 01:30
One of my Favorites
Post your Reply
Bold  Italics  Underline  URL  E-mail  Image  Quote  Code

Format BBCodes?
Convert smilies to images?
Convert URLs and emails into links?

Looking for a specific hymn? Try using forum search or our Hymn Search Engines.