Christ has called us in our living

Metre: 85 85 and refrainGuiting Power

Christ has called us in our living,
there his love to find –
in our neighbour and self–giving,
peace of heart and mind.
Here in bread and wine we bring
Our lives, our world, our offering.

In our world of deep division,
Jesus makes us one;
each by sin set on collision:
met in God’s own Son.
Here in bread and wine we bring
Our lives, our world, our offering.

Saved by love on cross and altar:
sacrifice is done;
there, where each of us will falter,
Christ o’er death has won!
Here in bread and wine we bring
Our lives, our world, our offering.

Body broken, life blood spilling:
Friday victim’s priest;
darkness lit by God now filling
Eucharistic feast.
Here in bread and wine we bring
Our lives, our world, our offering.

Daily wants and wars and terrors
brought now to this place –
for God’s healing of our errors,
touched by Jesus’ grace
Here in bread and wine we bring
Our lives, our world, our offering.

For the future, God now feed us
in this meal of love
that in Jesus you may lead us
to our home above!
Here in bread and wine we bring
Our lives, our world, our offering.

© Neil Thompson 2011

Communion Hymn

Star–Child

God’s Word, love’s Word,
Spoken to each age,
True Word, life’s Word,
Writ in scripture’s page,

Lord God, Lord God,
Guide your world today,
Meet us as heav’nly food and strength –
Lead us in the Way.

God’s bread, love’s bread,
Blest by Jesus’ breath,
One bread, shared bread,
Shows forth saviour’s death.

God’s cup, love’s cup,
Poured to save the lost,
One cup, Christ’s cup,
Cross of glory’s cost.

God’s life, love’s life,
Lived in Christ today,
One life, your life,
Make us this we pray.

God’s breath, love’s breath,
Spirit’s power of life,
Truth’s breath, Christ’s breath,
Healing pain and strife.

God’s time, love’s time,
Sacramental power,
This time, all time,
Bless each passing hour.

© Neil Thompson 2003

Communion Hymn

Tune: Be still for the presence of the Lord

Christ comes in the breaking of the bread,
the shedding of his blood;
God’s love is food and drink, his grace flows like a flood.
Jesus the crucified, the Lamb of God who died:
Christ comes in the breaking of the bread,
the shedding of his blood.

Christ comes in the breaking of the bread,
his death brings life anew
To all who hear the Word – the many and the few.
A broken world is healed, th’eternal’s love is sealed:
Christ comes in the breaking of the bread,
his death brings life anew.

Christ comes in the breaking of the bread:
now heav’n and earth are one.
Time’s veil dissolves away in Jesus, God’s own Son:
The eucharistic feast makes us Christ’s salt and yeast.
Christ comes in the breaking of the bread:
now heav’n and earth are one.

© Neil Thompson 2000