A prayer/poem/lyric based on Matthew 22:1-14, The Parable of the Wedding Banquet. It also includes themes from John 6.
Come Sup With God
by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
Meter 88.88 (LM)
HURSLEY (United Methodist Hymnal #339) or
GIFT OF LOVE (United Methodist Hymnal #408)
*I’d be very interested in working with a composer to set this to music
Come, sup with God all you who thirst
All you who hunger be the first
Feast on Christ’s Body and his Blood
O taste and see this meal of Love
Come, children, elders, blind, and spent
Come, foolish, able, indigent
Confess, repent, and then receive
Forgiveness flows abundantly
Come often, friend, for here is grace
made manifest in time and place
Christ’s mercy floods our brokenness
with healing balm and righteousness
Come to be changed. Come to be fed.
Come savor Christ, the Life, the Bread.
Drink deep the gift of healing poured
and leave a vessel of our Lord.
Sing Praise to Christ our Host and meal
Whose saving work provides the seal
for us once bound, now freed from death
to live for Christ with every breath
Come, Sup with God © 2000 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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Thank you Lisa. This is truly beautiful!
Bless the Lord!
Thank you. Beautifully written. Our church musician composes music. I’ll share it with him and see if he would work with you if you are still interested in working with a composer.
That would be wonderful. Thank you, Brenda!