Bread of Life Truth Eternal

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. You speak the words and I am healed.  Here at your table, love’s mystery: One bread, one cup, one family.  2  Lord, by your cross, you reconciled us to the Father. We have only to believe.  Your sacrifice, our victory,   Now by your blood we are redeemed. 3  Lord, you gave your people manna in the desert.  Still you fulfill our every need. Lord, when we hunger, Lord, when we thirst, We come to you and we receive ....the
This Eucharist hymn was written by English singer-songwriter and liturgical musicians Joanne Boyce and Mike Stanley (1965-2013).

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 Jo Boyce, is also available to view on YouTube.

Hymn-books which it has been published in include:


Downloads

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Examples

Original recording, set to a collection of photos:


Pilgrimage choir - with keyboard and guitar:


Soloist with guitar backing:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on the CJM website, or this website or this one.

The song has a four-line chorus, which is repeated after each of the three verses. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
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 ...


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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.

Lord, I know I am not worthy to receive you.
You speak the words and I am healed.
Here at your table, Love’s mystery:
One bread, one cup, one family.

Lord by your cross, you reconciled us to the Father.
We have only to believe.
Your sacrifice, our victory,
Now by your blood we are redeemed.

Lord, you gave your people manna in the desert,
Still you fulfil our every need.
Lord when we hunger, Lord, when we thirst,
We come to you and we receive

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