The Eucharist Song (This is my body, take now and share)

This is My Body, take now and share!  Deep in the memory of My own prayer. 2 This is My Blood, come drink and live! In all completeness this power I give. 3 You are My People, My chosen friends, Come share the Spirit My Father sends. 4 And hold within you, in constant hope, My peaceful presence, gift of My heart!
This hymn is a meditation about the Eucharist, which is also suitable for Pentecost. It was written by Australian Roman Catholic priest and liturgist Fr Frank Andersen.

It was originally published in the Eagles Winds collection, and so is now included in Scripture in Song - The Music of Frank Andersen MSC, which is still available.   Both of these publications include lead-sheet style sheet music.

YouTube shows that it has been translated into Maori also - the translator is unknown.

Unlike many of Fr Anderson's songs, it is not directly based on any particular piece of Scripture.

The tune was written by Fr Andersen:  it has a 4/4 time signature, and in the key of G the first few notes are D E G A-A F G A D.



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Examples

Professional recording, light orchestral backing:



Small group - guitar and keyboard - words in English and Maori:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 This is My Body, take now and share ...

2 This is My Blood, come drink and live ...

3 You are My People, My chosen friends ...

4 And hold within you, in constant hope ...

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