On the night he was arrested, Jesus took a loaf of bread.
He gave thanks to God in heaven, then he shared it and he said,
“Here’s my body; it is broken. Now I give it; taste and see!
When you share at God’s good table, eat the bread! Remember me!”
When they’d finished eating supper, Jesus gave them something new.
As he took the cup he told them, “Drink this wine; it is for you.
It’s the promise of salvation. In my blood, God sets you free.
When you share at God’s good table, drink the wine! Remember me!”
God, we thank you for your blessings—for your gifts of bread and wine.
By your Spirit, Christ is present in the fruit of grain and vine.
With these gifts of earth we’re given, we proclaim Christ’s sacrifice.
We receive a taste of heaven, as we share his death and life.
BEACH SPRING 188.8.131.52 D (“God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending”)
Biblical Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Tune: The Sacred Harp, 1844.
Text: Copyright © 2015 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.