You are my People

This is a hymn about the Eucharist.

It was written by American Roman Catholic at-the-time Glenmary nun Germaine Habjan (b 1943) (ref), and included in the first volume of the Hymnal for Young Christians, released in 1966 by F.E.L. (Friends of English in the Liturgy).

No further publications, or alternative sources of sheet music, have been found.



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Chorus:
“You are my people, I am your God
You are my people, close to my heart.”

Lord, we are thirsty, walkin’ thro this desert land.
Lord we are thirsty, give us to drink!
The Lord sent water from the rock to give his people to drink.

Lord, we are hungry, walkin’ thro this desert land.
Lord we are hungry, give us some food!
The Lord sent manna from the sky to give his people food.

Lord, we are weary, walkin’ thro this desert land.
Lord we are weary, show us the way!
The Lord sent a pillar of cloud by day, a pillar of fire by night to show his people the way.

Still they cried out and they complained,
Where is the Saviour, the anointed one?
The Lord sent his only Son, Christ the anointed.

I give you my body to be your food;
My blood I pour out that you may never thirst,
I give you my light, I give you my love, I give you my Spirit of love.

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Chorus:
“You are my people, I am your God
You are my people, close to my heart.”

Lord, we are thirsty, walkin’ thro this desert land.
Lord we are thirsty, give us to drink!
The Lord sent water from the rock to give his people to drink.

Lord, we are hungry, walkin’ thro this desert land.
Lord we are hungry, give us some food!
The Lord sent manna from the sky to give his people food.

Lord, we are weary, walkin’ thro this desert land.
Lord we are weary, show us the way!
The Lord sent a pillar of cloud by day, a pillar of fire by night to show his people the way.

Still they cried out and they complained,
Where is the Saviour, the anointed one?
The Lord sent his only Son, Christ the anointed.

I give you my body to be your food;
My blood I pour out that you may never thirst,
I give you my light, I give you my love, I give you my Spirit of love.

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