This is a BIG Communion song, with a wonderfully rich text and a beautiful, soaring melody. It takes a bit of effort, so it’s probably a bridge too far for a typical Sunday or weekday Mass. It would certainly be well worth considering for more of an ‘occasion’. Especially if that occasion has a very particular focus on the Eucharist like Maundy Thursday or Corpus Christi.
Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away,
Slain for us – and we remember
The promise made that all who come in faith
Find forgiveness at the cross.
So we share in this bread of life,
And we drink of His sacrifice
As a sign of our bonds of peace
Around the table of the King.
The body of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
Torn for you – eat and remember
The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life
Paid the price to make us one.
Words and Music by Keith and Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend
© 2006 Thankyou Music
WHERE TO FIND IT
What’s your story? Has this song has been part of your soundtrack of faith, or have you encountered it in a liturgy or at an event recently? Please leave a comment below…
How Can We Keep From Singing Vol. 3 – (Digital Songbook CD-Rom)£19.99 Add to basket
How Can We Keep From Singing? Vol. 1 (CD)
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How Can We Keep From Singing? Vol. 4 (CD)£10.99 Add to basket
Rejoice ‘n’ Sing Vol. 3 – Mass Settings for the Revised Translation (Digital Songbook)£34.99 Add to basket