ST. THOMAS 188.8.131.52 (“I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”)
The gifts of God are free— the water, milk and wine;
The feast of God’s community is set— for all to dine.
O God, we tend to see a world of limits here;
We share your gifts reluctantly and hoard them out of fear.
And yet you give your grace like food from heaven above;
Your church becomes a welcome place, a banquet of your love.
There’s joy, and joy to spare; there’s bread that satisfies;
You call us now to seek and share your love that changes lives.
Biblical Reference: Isaiah 55:1-9
Tune: The Universal Psalmodist, 1763; adapted by Aaron Williams, 1770
Text: Copyright © 2019 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.