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We see your Word

We see your Word
Reflected in the chalice,  

And taste your Word
Embodied in the bread.

We share your Word
Through mingled wine and water,

And love your Word,
Whose precious blood was shed.

References

In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1; NLT).

He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:19-20; NIV).

Jesus gave his life for our sins (Galatians 1:4; NLT).

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In three words

 

You keep us safe in childhood,
And teach us from our youth,
For though we’re only dust and ash, 
Lord Jesus, you’re our Truth.

You seek us when we wander,
And walk with us each day,
For though we’re only dust and ash,
Lord Jesus, you’re our Way.

You sit with us in darkness, 
And comfort us at night,
For though we’re only dust and ash, 
Lord Jesus, you’re our Light.

You understand our hunger,
And see the feast is spread,
For though we’re only dust and ash, 
Lord Jesus, you’re our Bread.

You bring joy out of sorrow,
And turn our gall to wine,
For though we’re only dust and ash,
Lord Jesus, you’re our Vine.

So why do you support us,
And give us all that’s good,
Although we fail you every day?
In three words: you are Love.

 

References

I am nothing but dust and ashes (Genesis 18:27; NIV).

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

I am the light of the world (John 8:12; NLT).

I am the living bread (John 6:51; NLT).

Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy (Psalm 126:5; NLT).

We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God (Romans 8:28; NLT).

I am the vine (John 15:5; NLT).

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT). 

God is love (1 John 4:16; NLT).

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Transformation

 

Water to wine;
Food for us all –

Bread becomes body;
Wine, precious blood.

Fresh, living water
Pours into each soul –

This is Christ’s way
Of expressing God’s love.

 

References

He came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine (John 4:46; NLT).

About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children (Matthew 14:21; NLT).

He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you” (Luke 22:19; NLT).

He took a cup of wine […] He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood” (Matthew 26:27-8; NLT).

It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God (1 Peter 1:19; NLT).

Rivers of living water will flow from his heart (John 7:38; NLT).

God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Christ Jesus (John 1:17; NLT).

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In this pathless waste

 

Lord,
In this pathless waste   
Each weary day,

You are the gate, 
The shepherd, 
And the way.

Lord,
Through the lonely darkness 
Of each night,

You are the Christ,
The Son of God,
The light.

Lord,
On this hungry earth
We crave a sign.

You are the bread,
The water,
And the wine.

Lord, 
In this evil world,
Where death runs rife,

You are the 
Resurrection,
And the life. 

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References 

I am the gate (John 10:9; NLT).

I am the good shepherd (John 10:11; NLT).

I am the way (John 14:6; NLT).

You are the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16; NKJV).

I am the light of the world (John 8:12; NLT).

I am the bread of life (John 6:35; NLT).

Rivers of living water will flow from my heart (John 7:38; NLT).

He took a cup of wine […] He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood” (Matthew 26:27-8; NLT).

We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God (Titus 2:12; NLT).

I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25; NLT).

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Rain, your tears, Lord

Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head (Luke 9:58; NLT).

If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread (Matthew 4:3; NLT).

Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7; NLT).

He was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44; NLT).

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

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Rain,
Your tears, Lord;
Sun,
Your light.

Stars,
Your beauty;
Frost,
Your night.

Fire,
Your anger;
Earth,
Your bed.

Rocks,
Your footpath;
Stones,
Your bread.

Blood,
Your life force;
Dust,
Your flesh.

Fear,
Your anguish;
Grief,
Your death.

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Everything I need

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).

Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life” John 6:35; NIV).

Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28; NLT).

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and your are right, because that’s what I am (John13:13; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

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Lord Jesus,
You are everything
I need:

My birth,
My life,
My heart-beat,
And my breath;

My bread,
My meat,
My shelter,
And my rest;

My way,
My guide,
My teacher,
And my friend;

My help,
My hope,
My comfort
At life’s end.

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My soul

Lord Jesus,
You’re my way,
My life,
My truth;

My light,
My bread,
My teacher,
And my friend;

My essence,
My example,
And my soul.

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I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6; NLT).

I am the light of the world (John 8:12; NIV).

I am the bread of life (John 6:35; NLT).

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am (John 13:13; NLT).

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him (Psalm 25:14; NLT).

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:2; NLT).

This is the secret: Christ lives in you (Colossians 1:27; NLT).

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20; NLT).

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