YOU, GOD, WHO CHOSE TO SHARE (words by Fred Kaan)

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Lyrics

You, God, who chose to share
and shoulder our despair,
be where your people are,
in fear and darkness.

God, you who went before,
counting our sins no more,
peace to our heart restore;
be with us always.

You, who with living bread
fill the earth far and wide,
each day this bread provide,
Christ, at our table.

God, you who went ahead
into a world of dread,
send us with peace and bread
to all your people.

Author / Composer Comments

• Author Fred Kaan, from his book The Hymn Texts of Fred Kaan (Stainer & Bell / Hope Publishing Co., 1985, page 165): “I translated this from Olov Hartmann’s Swedish text, written in 1968, ‘Du som gick före oss’. The hymn was included in Cantate Domino and Songs and Hymns from Sweden.”

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