1 Now we join in celebration
at our Savior's invitation,
dressed no more in spirit somber,
clothed instead in joy and wonder;
for the Lord of all existence
putting off divine transcendence,
stoops again in love to meet us,
with his very life to feed us.
2 Lord, as round this feast we gather,
fill our hearts with holy rapture!
For this bread and cup of blessing
are for us the sure possessing
of your loving deed on Calvary,
of your living self, our victory,
pledge of your unfailing presence,
foretaste here of heavenly gladness.
3 Lord, we share in this communion
as one family of God's children,
reconciled through you, our brother,
one in you with God our Father.
Give us grace to live for others,
serving all, both friends and strangers,
seeking justice love, and mercy
till you come in final glory.