FEED US NOW

1. Feed us now, Bread of life, in this holy meal;
let us know your love anew: we hunger for you.
Feed us now, Bread of life, come and live within;
let your peace be ours today, Lord Jesus, we pray.

2. Piece of bread, glass of wine: Lord, this food is good;
love and mercy come to us — your promise we trust.
Piece of bread, glass of wine; who can understand
how his mercy works in these? Yet, Lord, we believe

3.God is here, O so near,
nearer than our thoughts.
Stay with us where'er we go; Lord, help us to grow.
God is here, O so near,
in this heaven's meal.
May we always feed on you — on the bread that is true.


1976. The sweet, romantic tune almost makes up for the ordinary style of the lyrics. And the subject matter too! Though the song concerns the centre of Christian devotion, I hope that it communicates a down-to-earth appreciation of God's meal, and God's holiness too. Our natural inclination leads us to locate holiness outside of the everyday world. The sacrament of Holy Communion can help us understand that God's holiness is right here — for a start, in bread and wine!


 

Thanks ...

Last Monday, November 19, I got back home after a 4 week trip, mostly in Queensland.Only possible because of
Ray Shillabeer.
He's been my driver for the past 7½ years, for trips to Victoria, ACT, NSW and Queensland. He likes to label himself as 'Ray the Roadie', but he's a lot more than that. For the churches & schools I've sung at, we both set up the sound gear - the amps, guitars et al. He then retires to a back seat, while I sing & play. Afterwards, at schools, we take the gear down together. But at churches, he looks after the gear, while I talk with people & sell CDs & books. We get to stay with people most places , & we both love meeting people, enjoying their terrific hospitality.
This trip was his swan-song. I know he's enjoyed the driving & meeting people, but I still don't know how to say thank you. In his modest, self deprecating way, he'd reject the label of 'Servant of Christ', but he's been that for me, & together we've been able to serve people in many places.

THANKS, RAY!!