Gifts of Bread and Wine

This Offertory hymn was written and composed by English teacher Christine Byrne McCann.

It was first published by Kevin Mayhew in Hymns Old and New - A Hymn Book for the Irish Church in 1977, although today CCLI list it as copyright 1978.

It is still included in current editions of Catholic Hymns Old and New.



Soprano solo, with classical guitar backing:

A Filipino music ministry group, with guitar and light rhythm backing:

An English parish music group, keyboard backing:


The lyrics are copyright, so cannot be reproduced here. However the following sketch gives an idea of the outline.   The song has three verses, each four lines long, and a two-line chorus at the end of each verse.

1 Gifts of bread and wine, gifts we've offered

Chorus: Take my body, take my saving blood ...

2 Christ our saviour, living presence here ...

3 Through the Father, with the Spirit ...

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