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We Place upon Your Table Lord

This is closely based on Upon Thy Table, and is usually attributed to as Maurice FC Wilson (1884-1944), alt.

Hymn books where it has been published include
  • Lutheran Book of Worship, English.1978
  • Chalice Hymnal, Chalice Press, St Louis, USA, 1995
  • Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Augsburg Fortress Press, Minneapolis, USA 2006.

With meter 8.8.8.8 (LM), tunes it has been set to include: 
  • DISTRESS - from "Southern Harmony", 1835
  • WINCHESTER NEW - from the  "Musicalisches Handbuch", Hamburg 1690.



Downloads


Examples

Small group at a church service - low quality recording



Singer with piano accompaniment:



Choir with piano accompaniment:



Instrumental - organ. Tune DISTRESS


Lyrics

We place upon your table, Lord,
where you by grace have bid us dine,
these tokens of our daily work,
the food of life, the bread and wine.

Within these simple things there lie
the height and depth of human life:
our pain and tears, our thoughts and toils,
our hopes and fears, our joy and strife.

Accept them, Lord; they come from you;
we take them humbly from your hand;
put these your gifts to higher use:
the holy meal that you command.

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