Another Saturday in Lent, another hymn. This time from David Goodbourn (it can be found in Baptist Praise and Worship, no. 433):
Father, it is right and fitting
we should bring you thanks and praise.
Here we make our great thanksgiving,
here our hearts to you we raise.
You alone are the creator
of this world in which we live;
for tis beauty and its splendour
heartfelt thanks we freely give.
Thank you for the life of Jesus-
son of Mary, child of God;
for the way he opened to us
as our suffering path he trod;
for his fatal, firm obedience
leading to that cross of wood;
and the joyful, hopeful radiance
shining from our risen Lord.
On the night of his betrayal,
this same Jesus gladly shared
with his friends his final meal,
blessed the food they had prepared:
'In this wine my blood is given,
and my body in this bread.
Eat and drink, proclaim my dying;
do this till I come,' he said.
Here we keep our Lord's instruction,
here his bitter death recall;
here proclaim his resurrection,
in his service offer all.
Come, Lord come. Yes, through the Spirit
may these people and this food
be Christ's body, here incarnate
to sustain us in this world.
Here we join will all creation
in the endless hymn of praise.
Every age and every nation
all as one their voices raise:
'Holy, holy, Lord almighty,
you are God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are filled with glory;
through earth's darkness floods your light.'