Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A Sung Communion for the Season after Pentecost/Ordinary Time: Blessed Assurance

A Sung Communion for the Season after Pentecost/Ordinary Time:
Blessed Assurance TUNE: ASSURANCE (UMH #369)
Lift up your hearts, friends, time to give thanks!
Time now to gather, our voices to raise!
Called to the table, hearts turned to God,  
Come to meet Christ here, come now to praise.

Refrain: This is God’s table; come find your place.
Table of blessing, table of grace.
This is God’s table, this is God’s gift.
We are invited; come to the feast!

In God’s own image, we come to life.
God offers to us abundance and grace.
But we sought rather for power, success,
Losing our way and losing our place.

*Prophets and poets, judges and kings,
God working through them, a message to bring.
We did not listen, we would not hear.
We closed our hearts to all God would share.

Refrain: This is God’s table; come find your place.
Table of blessing, table of grace.
This is God’s table, this is God’s gift.
We are invited; come to the feast!

So God sent Christ in the fullness of time
God-come-among-us, human, divine
Christ lived among us, he shared the good news:
God’s kin-dom for all, God’s kin-dom for you.

Refrain: This is our story, this is our song,
praising our Savior all the day long;
this is our story, this is our song,
praising our Savior all the day long.

During the supper, Jesus took bread
Thanking and sharing, disciples he fed.
“This is my body, given for you.
Eat and remember when this you do."
After the supper, Christ shared the cup
‘This is my life - it’s poured out for you.
Sign of forgiveness, sign of God’s love,
Given to all: God’s promise made new.”    


Refrain: This is God’s table; come find your place.
Table of blessing, table of grace.
This is God’s table, this is God’s gift.
We are invited; come to the feast!

Blessed assurance! Jesus is mine!
O, what a foretaste of glory divine!
We come to the table, gift from above,
filled with God’s goodness, lost in God’s love.

Refrain: This is our story, this is our song,
praising our Savior all the day long;
this is our story, this is our song,
praising our Savior all the day long.




*Rather than a strict verse/refrain alternation, this liturgy occasionally uses a repeated verse before returning to the refrain. All refrains are marked. 

Text: Beth Quick, 2018 Incorporating phrases and refrain from “Blessed Assurance” by Fanny J. Crosby.

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