Take and Eat
Sung on this track by the BROWN cantor with optional violin
Take and eat; take and eat: this is my body given up for you.
Take and drink; take and drink: this is my blood given up for you.
I am the Word that spoke and light was made;
I am the seed that died to be reborn;
I am the bread that comes from heav’n above;
I am the vine that fills your cup with joy.
I am the way that leads the exile home;
I am the truth that sets the captive free;
I am the life that raises up the dead;
I am your peace, true peace my gift to you.
I am the Lamb that takes away your sin;
I am the gate that guards you night and day;
You are my flock: you know the shepherd’s voice;
You are my own: your ransom is my blood.
I am the cornerstone that God has laid;
A chosen stone and precious in his eyes;
You are God’s dwelling place, on me you rest;
Like living stones, a temple for God’s praise.
I am the light that came into the world;
I am the light that darkness cannot hide;
I am the morning star that never sets;
Lift up your face, in you my light will shine.
I am the first and last, the Living One;
I am the Lord who died that you might live;
I am the bridegroom, this my wedding song;
You are my bride, come to the marriage feast.
TEXT: VERSE TEXT, JAMES QUINN, SJ, B.1919, © 1989. USED BY PERMISSION OF SELAH PUBLISHING CO., INC., KINGSTON, NY 12401, NORTH AMERICAN AGENT; REFRAIN TEXT, MICHAEL JONCAS, B.1951, © 1989, GIA PUBLICATIONS, INC.