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 sing-able inclusive language hymns, new lyrics for familiar tunes. Explore his website here.