When We Gather at the Table

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Walter Farquharson
Tune Name: HUMBOLDT

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When we gather at the table
wine is poured and bread is broken.
Then love claims us, offering healing,
we hear welcome, gently spoken.

Jesus offers our thanksgiving
blessing God for life we’re given.
From the earth comes grain to feed us
watered by the rains of heaven.

Word of promise claims attention
earth renewed by God’s designing.
All the creatures join in praises,
God’s intended wholeness finding.

Come, invited, now draw nearer,
join this holy celebration.
Here be strengthened, called to justice,
living now God’s new creation.

Christ, your coming and your hosting
gives us place at widening table
now embracing world and neighbor
Spirit strong, by love enabled.


Words by
Walter FarquharsonCopyright © 1995 by Walter Farquharson
Administered by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Audio Sample: Piano

One verse played by Ron Klusmeier

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Bread
  • Communion
  • Eucharist
  • Heal, Healing
  • Justice, Human Rights
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Spirit
  • Table
  • Wine

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