Gate of Sweet Nectar

 

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a cappella SATB - Buddhist invocation - music by Krishna Das - arr. Peter Amidon.

In the Amidons' Twenty-five Anthems for Interfaith & Community Choirs, 2nd Edition. Sung here by the Starry Mountain Singers. Lise Sparrow, the pastor of the Guilford (VT) Community Church (UCC) where Peter is a co-choir director, met Krishna Das at a conference and brought this song back to Peter who arranged it for the Guilford Community Church Choir. Here is Krishna Das singing the song.

Lyrics
Buddhist invocation

Calling out to hungry hearts
Everywhere through endless time
You who wander, you who thirst
I offer you this bodhi (alternative: "contented") mind.

Calling out to hungry spirits
Everywhere through endless time
Calling out to hungry hearts
All the lost and left behind

Gather round and share this meal
Your joy and your sorrow I make mine.

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