Communion Capturings

Tune: Margaret

('O love that wilt not let me go')


Here tokens sure be of your passion

You, Jesus, God the Father's own Son

Bread, wine, simply displayed, inviting

Us to come to you, our lives bring

To you hymns, praises sing


A time alighting, preparation

Your redemption for each nation

You the Priest and Victim, this feast

Open to greatest as to least

From north, west, south, and east


So hearts, minds, lives, gracious anointing

You who know us through, everything

Yet bid us sinners be forgiven

From your hands, feet, and side riven

Your life for us given


And meekly kneeling at altar rail

These gifts shall help, strengthen, not fail

We take, eat, drink, we by you fed

You Lord risen e'er from the dead

Now you our living Head


Here hymns, songs in contemplation

Bright joys of your love, and elation

Blessed comforts here, eternal life sure

Who eats and drinks of you e'ermore

Lives in you safe, secure


So taking your life to share out

To help, encourage others from doubt

To inspire faith in them, that they

With us may too all watch and pray

'Til dawns e'erlasting day


Take us, take me, your Spirit fill

With your power, to help those still

Who none, or part, your gospel know

That so here on your earth below

Your kingdom, [and] will, [may] full grow


  • orchidee

    I have taken some words and phrases here and there from the Communion Service, and from hymns, in writing this.

  • Nicholas Browning

    Nicely done once again. This time I noticed your use of synonyms for certain words. As in using "Head" for "Lord". Well played.

    • orchidee

      Thanks N. I aim to use capital 'H' too, for 'Him'. Then I use small 'h' for him or her, referring to people. I could go further, I suppose, and put 'You' instead of 'you'. Unless the 'You' is the first word of a sentence, in which case it will be 'You' anyway. And so on! Whether God can be called Him or Her, or both, is another matter!

      • Nicholas Browning

        More like a mystery. haha. You've got some strange skills. I'll pick up on some more in due time I'm sure.

      • 6 more comments

      • Michael Edwards

        From the comments above this is even more complicated than I thought - great work O

        • orchidee

          Thanks M. I may use 'spiritual' language, words, etc, at times. But I hope I don't get too complicated to know what I'm on about! lol. If I don't know what I'm on about, how is anyone else gonna know?! I started it - mentioning he or she. doh!

        • Fay Slimm.

          A spiritual read which being based on the tune of a family favourite hymn (Oh love that wilt not let me go) brought back memories my friend and had me humming to the words and phrases.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Fay.

          • Lizzy Renee

            Great Job, Orchie!!! 🙂

            • orchidee

              Thanks Lizzy.

            • Accidental Poet

              Beautiful, thanks for sharing orchidee.

              • orchidee

                Thanks AP.

              • Goldfinch60

                Another good one Orchi.

                • orchidee

                  Thanks G/F.

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