We give you thanks, Father,
for the life and truth
revealed in Jesus Christ:
Yours is the glory for ever and ever.
As the grain once scattered in the fields,
And the grapes once dispersed on the hillside,
are now united on this table in bread and wine,
So, Lord may your whole church seen be gathered together,
From the ends of the earth into your kingdom,
For yours is the glory and the power,
through Jesus Christ,
for ever and ever.
– From the Didache (2nd Century)
– As in “Uniting In Worship” (JBCE 1988)