I want us to sing this next Sunday as we are in the right liturgies for it. Tina asked for it a few weeks ago and Chris’s church did it this week so I thought I’d have a listen. Although written in the twentieth century it has “Olde English” folk song sound to me. The text is by Omar Westendorf and the tune is “Bicentennial” by Robert E Kreutz. I found it in Gather Australia at number 191. You can buy it from OCP here.
My version is lots of guitar on BIAB.
You satisfy the hungry heart with gift of finest wheat,
come give to us o saving Lord, the bread of life to eat.
As when the shepherd calls his sheep, they know and heed his voice;
so when You call your family Lord, we follow and rejoice.
With joyful lips we sing to You, our praise and gratitude,
that You should count us worthy Lord, to share this heavenly food.
The mystery of your presence Lord, no mortal tongue can tell;
whom all the world cannot contain comes in our hearts to dwell.
You give yourself to us o Lord, then selfless let us be,
to serve each other in Your name in truth and charity.
© Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1997.
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