Here in this place new light is streaming
Here in this place new light is streaming, Marty Haugen* (1950- ).
This hymn is sometimes known by its refrain as ‘Gather us in’. It was published in the hymnal of that name, Gather Us In (Chicago: GIA Publications, 1983). This is based on the very effective repetitions in lines 5-6 of stanzas 1 and 2, and lines 5-8 of stanza 4:
Gather us in, the lost and forsaken,
gather us in, the blind and the lame,,,
Gather us in, the rich and the haughty,
gather us in, the proud and the strong...
Gather us in and hold us for ever,
gather us in and make us your own;
gather us in, all peoples together,
fire of our love in our flesh and our bone.
Written in 1982, this is the single most...
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