Take, Eat, This is my Body / Eat of My Flesh and Live - Simmons

This hymn about Eucharist by Paul Simmons was first released in 1985.   More recently has been published in Songs of Fellowship Volume 1, published by Kingsway Music in England, and it is in a number of editions of Mission Praise from 1987 onwards.

Alternative titles include "Take Eat", "Broken For You", "This Is My Body"  

The lyrics are all based directly on scripture, combining phrases from Matt 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, Isaiah 1:18, John 3:16 and 1 Corinthians 11.

It is not the same as Remember Me by Joe Wise, which starts "Take and eat, this is my body", or Take and Eat by Michael Joncas / James Quinn.

The unnamed tune, also by Simmons, has  3/4 time signature.   In the key of C, the first few notes of the melody are E G CC D EF G F_ E_ D D_ with accompanying chords C / G / Am / F / C / G.



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Examples

Instrumental version - organ


Lyrics

The full lyrics are still copyright, so cannot be reproduced here. The words are available on this website.  A rough outline is:
Chorus:
Take, eat, this is My body, broken for you;
For I am come that you might have life;
Eat of My flesh and live,
Eat of My flesh and live.

1 My blood was shed for many
... You shall be free indeed.

2 Though your sins be as scarlet
... They shall be as wool.

3 For God so loved the world
....Might have everlasting life.


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Chorus:
Take, eat, this is My body, broken for you;
For I am come that you might have life;
Eat of My flesh and live,
Eat of My flesh and live.

1 My blood was shed for many,
Taking away your sin,
And if I shall make you free
Then you shall be free indeed,
You shall be free indeed.

2 Though your sins be as scarlet
They shall be white as snow,
Though they be red like crimson
They shall be as wool,
They shall be as wool.

3 For God so loved the world
He gave His only Son,
That whosoever believeth in Him
Might have everlasting life,
Might have everlasting life.

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