Sunday, March 18, 2007

"At the Sound of Your Name"

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 your name.

Used as the invocation to the sermon delivered by The Rev Linda Calkins+ of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington D.C., these words are from the hymn by Marty Haugen entitled "Gather Us In", on the 4th Sunday in Lent, 2005. Hat tip to Jane R who provided the source of these words.


Jane R said...

Those are words from the hymn by Marty Haugen, "Gather Us In." (One of my favorites, I might add.) Sung a lot in progressive Catholic churches, and probably elsewhere too, since Haugen, as I recall, is Lutheran. (Though oddly, I've never heard it in a Lutheran church, but maybe I was visiting on the wrong day ;-).)

Eileen said...

Beautiful, Catherine+. Thank you!

Dennis said...

I love that. I just copied it over to one of the empty pages in the back of my copy of the BCP. That is great.

Catherine + said...

Thank you all for your expressions. I loved the sermon too when I first read it. Linda+ has a gift as a priest and preacher. I have the words written in my BCP too, Dennis!

Bless you all.