This quintessential gathering song is a snapshot of all who gather to worship our awesome God. It tells why we gather, depicts who gathers, and what we receive in worship from our loving Lord. It is true that we bring our fears and dreams before the Lord. But the awesome thing is that we know it is ultimately God who gathers us. He is not only the reason for gathering, but He is also the agent behind our gathering. He gathers the young and the old, the lost and forsaken, the blind and the lame, the rich and the poor, the proud and the strong. And for what reason: so that we can be a light for the world and the salt of the earth. We are fed, nourished, given new hearts, the wine of compassion, and the bread that is nothing less than Jesus himself. God does all of this so that we may live and lead holy lives.
"Gather Us In," ELW 532
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