Now let us from this table rise

Now let us from this table rise. Frederik Herman Kaan* (1929-2009). As with the baptismal hymn, ‘Now in the name of him who sent’*, this hymn was written to supply a lack of post-communion hymns in CP. It was first used at the Pilgrim Church, Plymouth, of which the author was the minister, in 1964, and published in Pilgrim Praise (1968). It was rapidly taken up by the Methodist supplement, Hymns and Songs, and by 100HfT, both published in 1969. It has since become widely known, and is found in many books. In 100HfT it is imaginatively given the title ‘The sacrament of care’, although in Pilgrim Praise it is known only as ‘After the communion’. There have been slight alterations of wording...

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