Gathering hymn — George Stuart, Australia

We gather in this place
Tune Crimond 

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We gather in this place today
To hear a word we need;
From Jesus’ teaching we gain strength;
We listen. We take heed.

We come with open hearts and minds
To hear a word we need;
To sing of hope; to pray for peace,
For loving is our creed.

We come to lift our spirits high;
To hear a word we need
To help enrich the lives we live;
And then in faith proceed.

We come concerned about our world,
To hear a word we need
To prompt us work for equity;
Stand up for those who bleed.

We gather in this place today
To hear a word we need
To stir us into love and care,
And go where Christ will lead.

George Stuart has written hundreds of singable inclusive language hymns, new lyrics for familiar tunes. Explore his website here.