Emmaus Road

1 Two companions journeyed homeward
from a tense Jerusalem,
haunted by the execution
of the one so dear to them.
They were grieving, unaware
that their Lord had joined them there.

2 As they walked, he showed from Scripture
the unfolding tale of grace:
how for Christ the path to glory
led through suffering in our place.
Soon the listeners’ faint desire
was aroused and set on fire.

3 At Emmaus he was welcomed
and a meal was quickly spread;
then they recognised and marvelled
as he blessed and broke the bread:
Christ, who blessed the loaves before,
now alive for evermore!

4 Like those travellers, we have struggled
under pressures of the day:
may we hear your voice, Lord Jesus,
when we stumble on our way;
through the mists of pain and fear
trusting still that you are near.

5 King of Love, until we see you
with the nail-prints in your hands,
in our gathering and our going
may we know your promise stands.
Strong protector, faithful friend,
be our guide to journey’s end!

Metre: 8 7 8 7 7 7

Emma Turl

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