Friedell: Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
St. Patrick’s Adult Chorale (Huntington, New York); Matt Koraus, Director

(I learned of this video via a wonderful clarinetist, James Pytko. His parents and sister are a part of this choir. Thanks, James!)

“Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether”
Text by Percy Dearmer; Music by Harold Friedell

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether;
For when humbly, in thy name,
Two or three are met together,
Thou art in the midst of them:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Touch we now thy garment’s hem.

As the brethren used to gather
In the name of Christ to sup,
Then with thanks to God the Father
Break the bread and bless the cup,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
So knit thou our friendship up.

All our meals and all our living
Make us sacraments of thee,
That be caring, helping, giving,
We may true disciples be.
Alleluia! Alleluia! We will serve thee faithfully.

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