AURELIA 22.214.171.124 D (“The Church’s One Foundation”)
The night you were arrested, you told us to recall
the bread, your body broken, the wine, poured out for all.
You told them, “Take and eat it,” and in that time and place
you gave to all creation the wonders of God’s grace.
That night you sat at table and looked around at friends;
you talked about forgiveness and how God’s love extends.
You surely tried to teach them, to help them see anew,
the joy of God’s salvation that comes to us, through you.
This night we come together to worship and to pray.
We hear your love’s commandment; we seek to learn your Way.
May bread and cup now give us the strength we need to be
your church, your loving body, in this community.
Biblical Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Tune: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864
Text: Copyright © 2019 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.