St. Mary Church, Champaign IL Hymns for February 7, 2021
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March 7, 2021
G 748 What is this Place
What is this place where we are meeting
Only a house, the earth its floor.
Walls and a roof sheltering people
Windows for light, an open door.
Yet it becomes a body that lives when we are gathered here
And know our God is near.
Words from afar, stars that are falling
Sparks that are sown in us like seed
Names for our God, dreams, signs and wonders
Sent from the past are all we need.
We in this place remember and speak again what we have heard:
God’s free, redeeming word.
And we accept bread at his table
Broken and shared, a living sign.
Here in this world, dying and living
We are each other’s bread and wine.
This is the place where we can receive what we need to increase:
Our justice and God’s peace.
Psalm: Gather 27 Lord you have the words of everlasting life
Presentation: 389 Return to God
Return to God with all your heart, the source of grace and mercy
Come seek the tender faithfulness of God.
Now the time of grace has come, the day of salvation:
Come and learn now the way of our God.
I will take your heart of stone and place a heart within you
A heart of compassion and love.
If you break the chains of oppresision, if you set the pris’ner free;
If you share your bread with the hungry, give protection to the lost
Give a shelter to the homeless, clothe the naked in your midst
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn.
Communion: 638 Eye Has Not Seen
Eyes has not seen, ear has not heard
What God has ready for those who love him.
Spirit of love, come, give us the mind of Jesus.
Teach us the wisdom of God.
When pain and sorrow weigh us down
Be near to us O lord
Forgive the weakness of our faith
And bear us up within your peaceful word.
Our lives are but a single breath, we flower and we fade.
Yet all our days are in your hands, so we return, in love what love has made.
TO those who see with eyes of faith, the Lord is ever near,
Reflected in the faces of all the poor and lowly of the world.
We sing a mystery from the past in halls where saints have trod,
Yet ever new the music rings to Jesus Living Song of God.
We remember how you loved us to your death
And still we celebrate, for you are with us here
And we believe that we will see you when you come
In your glory Lord, we remember, we celebrate, we believe.
Here, a million wounded souls are yearning just to touch you and be healed.
Gather all your people and hold them to your heart.
Now we recreate your love, we bring the bread and wine to share a meal.
Sign of grace and mercy, the presence of the Lord.
Christ, the Father’s great “A-men,” to all the hopes and dreams of every heart.
Peace beyond all telling, and freedom from all fear.
See, the face of Christ revealed in every person standing by your side.
Gift to one another and temples of your love.