Harold Fridell: Draw Us In The Spirit's Tether

To listen to Harold Friedell, Draw us in the spirit’s tether, performed by the Riverside Choir, Helen Cha-Pyo, conducting; with Timothy Smith on the Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1118 of Riverside Church, New York, click here, then click on "Listen to the Program," then hold button and slide to 22:18 (22 minutes and 18 seconds).

This hymn was written by Percy Dearmer in 1931. The music is the tune "Union Seminary" 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:
Alleluya! Alleluya! Touch we now thy garment's hem.

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

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