Title: Now to Your Table Spread
Composer: John Ireland, 1918
Author: Shirley Erena Murray, 1987
Scripture: Luke 22:14-20 I Corinthians 11:23-26
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances
1. Now to Your table spread
We come, each one in faith
That You alone provide the words of life and death:
In wine and bread, In promised food
We find Your loving heart, O God.
2. Hands of the world stretch out
Your mystery to touch
In longing to believe a truth beyond our reach,
To sing in joy, To cry in grief,
To know Your meaning for our life.
3. Here is our common wealth
In sharing what is good,
As though all humankind around one table stood,
This bread to break, This wine to taste:
One people in the name of Christ.