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!


 

April 13
Walk My Way

In 5 days time Dorothy & I
will join over 250 others walking
26 km Hahndorf to Beaumont
Following the steps of pioneer
Lutheran women.
 
To support refugee children
in Africa to go to school.
A project of Australian 
Lutheran World Service
 
Robin & Dorothy 
are doing the walk
 
Support them with donations:
https://walkmyway.org.au
/teams/robin-and-dorothy