Number: 507
Title: I Come With Joy
Composer: rev. 1977 American folk melody Arr. Austin C. Lovelace, 1977
Author: Brian Wren, 1968;
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances

1.  I come with joy to meet my Lord,
    Forgiven, loved, and free,
    In awe and wonder to recall
    His life laid down for me,
    His life laid down for me.

2.  I come with Christians far and near
    To find, as all are fed,
    The new community of love
    In Christ's communion bread,
    In Christ's communion bread.

3.  As Christ breaks bread and bids us share,
    Each proud division ends.
    The love that made us, makes us one,
    And strangers now are friends,
    And strangers now are friends.

4.  And thus with joy we meet our Lord.
    His presence, always near,
    Is in such friendship better known:
    We see and praise Him here,
    We see and praise Him here.

5.  Together met, together bound,
    We'll go our different ways,
    And as His people in the world,
    We'll live and speak His praise,
    We'll live and speak His praise.