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!


 

2021 - Where do we go from here?

Breezin' along in my Japanese coupe, breezin' along with the windows down. The dog keeps sniffing the air - he's got an empty head but he's alright. We've got time to spare, time to get where, we don't know, and who cares?

And the days go fast and the nights go faster
Lord, where do we go from here?
Lord, where do you want me to be? (© Robin Mann 1972)

Some questions keep on coming, and this is one of them.
The pandemic has put a hold on so much, and while Australia is in a better position than many, uncertainty remains.

Two weeks ago I  finished a song 'In the year that's coming'. It ends with:

May your love shine through us,
every day renew us,
keep on coming to us, 
stay with us
in the coming year.