John T. Willis

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Come, Share the Lord

The purpose of the Lord's Supper, the Eucharist, the Communion is to celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to give all human beings life and a future and eternity. Therefore, ALL people on earth are welcome. When we partake of the Lord's Supper at Highland, we invite all persons to come forward while various members of the family of faith there greet, hug, and try to bless those who come.

Often, we sing together the marvelous song: "Come, Share the Lord." Please think of the words of this song.

We gather here in Jesus' name,
His love is burning in our hearts like living flame,
For through the loving Son
The Father makes us one,
Come take the bread,
come drink the wine,
come share the Lord.

He joins us here, He breaks the bread,
The Lord who pours the cup is risen from the dead,
The One we love the most
Is now our gracious host,
Come take the bread,
come drink the wine,
come share the Lord.

We'll gather soon where angels sing,
We'll see the glory of our Lord and coming King,
Now we anticipate
The feast for which we wait.
Come take the bread,
come drink the wine,
come share the Lord.

No one is a stranger here, everyone belongs,
Finding our forgiveness here, we in turn forgive all wrongs.
We are now a family of which the Lord is head,
Though unseen He meets us here ikn the breaking of the bread.

I hope these thoughts bless YOU and OTHERS. Share YOUR ideas and dreams with everyone around. Let me hear from YOU.

JOhn Willis

1 Comments:

  • We have a family in the congregation that claim this song is filled with "catholic connotations" and should not be led in the church. No of the other men or song leaders can find these connotations. Do you have any wise words that we can use to put their concerns to rest?
    Thank you,
    Mark Putters (Josh's clown friend)
    St. Thomas Church of Christ

    By Blogger Mark Putters, at 9:38 PM  

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