Gift of Finest Wheat

This Eucharist hymn was written by Dutch-American liturgist and composer Omer Westendorf (1916-1997).

With common meter (CM) with refrain, it is set to the tune BICENTENNIAL, composed by Robert Edward Kreutz (1922-1996).

It was the theme song for the International Eucharistic Congress help in 1976 in Philadelphia, USA, and is copyright to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia,1977.

The phrase "Gift of Finest Wheat" is from from Psalm 80.


Sheet Music Plus Homepage An Arrangement by Gary Daigle, for choir (SATB), cantor, keyboard accompaniment. Includes guitar chord names. 8 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-4968)


An instrumental-only version, with lyrics on screen for practise.


The words are still copyright, so cannot be shown here in full. But the song starts with a chorus, and there are four verses with the chorus repeated between each one. A rough outline is:

You satisfy the hungry heart with gift of finest wheat,
Come give to us o saving Lord, the bread of life to eat.

1 As when the shepherd calls his sheep ...

2 With joyful lips we sing to You ...

3 The mystery of your presence Lord ...

4 You give yourself to us O Lord,

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