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.