Take this moment, sign, and space

Take this moment, sign, and space. John Lamberton Bell* (1949– ) and Graham Maule* (1958– ).  The hymn first appeared in Love from Below: The Seasons of Life, The Call to Care, and the Celebrating Community (Wild Goose Songs 3; Chicago: GIA Publications Inc., 1989). Notes with the song indicate that it may be ‘used at times of commitment and re-commitment and also at the celebration of Holy Communion or marriage’.  The incipit of each stanza of ‘Take this moment’ is reminiscent of the structure of ‘Take my life, and let it be’* (1874) by Frances Ridley Havergal* (1836-1879), and the five stanzas parallel Havergal’s structure:  ‘Take this moment, sign, and space ’ ‘Take the time to...

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