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Thread #116315   Message #2498816
Posted By: Joe Offer
20-Nov-08 - 05:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I folk process 'We Gather Together'
Subject: ADD Version 'We Gather Together' (Unitarian)
The Unitarians are always messing with traditional hymns, and their treatment of "We Gather Together" is no exception. I kinda like this one, however.

(Words by Dorothy Caiger Senghas and Robert E. Senghas, 1992)

We gather together in joyful thanksgiving,
Acclaiming creation, whose bounty we share;
Both sorrow and gladness we find now in our living,
We sing a hymn of praise to the life that we bear.

We gather together to join in the journey,
Confirming, committing our passage to be
A true affirmation, in joy and tribulation,
When bound to human care and hopes, then we are free.

source: Singing the Living Tradition, ©1993, The Unitarian Universalist Association