It was first released in 1999 as part of 'The Word Made Flesh' album produced by CJM Music - and they continue to own the copyright. It has been included in several of their collections, and sheet music (piano score and easy/guitar chords) is available for purchase and download from their website.
A guitar-tutorial for the song, by Joanne Boyce, is also available to view on YouTube.
Hymn-books which it has been published in include:
- Celebration Hymnal for Everyone, McCrimmon Publications - 2005 edition
- Singing the Faith (2011) Methodist Church / Canterbury Publications
Pilgrimage choir - with keyboard and guitar:
Soloist with guitar backing:
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website and this one.
The song has a four-line chorus, which is repeated after each of the three verses. A rough outline is:
Bread of life, truth eternal,
Broken now to set us free.
The risen Christ, his saving power,
Is here in bread and wine for me.
1 Lord, I know I am not worthy to receive you ...
2 Lord, by your cross, you reconciled us to the Father ...
3 Lord, you gave your people manna in the desert ...