I’m getting ready to submit a song that Wendell Kimbrough and I co-wrote for the Church of the Servants (COS) Psalm contest and remembered/found the Book of Common Prayer Communion Hymn he submitted for our Songs for the Liturgy compilation. A simple and very singable communion hymn for you all.
For this meal, this Bread of Life;
Precious blood and body, broken,
From your Son our Savior, Christ.In these mysteries you assure us
We are members of your Son;
Heirs of your eternal Kingdom,
With all faithful people, One.
Humbly now we ask you, Father,
In your grace, to make us strong,
That, with all the saints before us,
In good works we may press on!
Send us out to love and serve you!
Send us out to sing your praise!
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Pow’r and glory to your name!
Words: Wendell Kimbrough, 2012,
based on the Book of Common Prayer;
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824.