As Wisdom sets her table and gathers us around,
our tears become a memory, her hope, for us, abounds.
Abundant Grace and mercy give us our Daily Bread,
proclaiming peace the victor and Christ our Sacred Head.
We gather ’round a table, released from Sin’s tight snare,
One Faith, One Hope, One Baptism, one voice of memory shared.
This poem, by Rebecca Myers, appeared in the book At the Table: A Collection of Creative Works, published by Women of the ELCA in 1998 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the organization.