Eat This Bread

Author (Refrain and sts. 3-5: Taizé Community

The Taizé Community is a community ecumenical based in Taize in France. Founded in 1940 by Brother Roger, it brings together a hundred brothers from around the world and have chosen to live together a life of prayer and celibacy in simplicity. The unity of Christian denominations and care for young adults are among the commitments of the Community since its inception. The Taizé Community was founded in Taizé in 1940 by Brother Roger Schutz, with the goal of "building a life together in which the gospel of reconciliation would be a concretely lived reality" . During the war he helps people in difficulty and hosts German refugees. In 1942, the Gestapo threatened to arrest brother Roger, who fled to Switzerland until the end of the wa… Go to person page >

Author (refrain and sts. 3-5): Robert J. Batastini, b. 1942

Robert J. Batastini is the retired vice president and senior editor of GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago. Bob has over fifty-five years of service in pastoral music ministry, having served several parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago and one in the Diocese of Joliet. He served as executive editor and project director for the Worship hymnals (three editions), Gather hymnals (three editions), Catholic Community Hymnal, and as executive editor of RitualSong. In 1993 he became the first recipient of the Father Lawrence Heimann Citation for lifetime contribution to church music and liturgy in the U.S., awarded by St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana, and was named "Pastoral Musician of the Year-2000" by the National Association of Pasto… Go to person page >

Author (sts. 1-2): Stephen P. Starke, b. 1955

Stephen P. Starke authored sts. 2-4 of "Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling" in Lutheran Service Book #827 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This is His body given for you
Title: Eat This Bread
Author (Refrain and sts. 3-5: Taizé Community
Author (refrain and sts. 3-5): Robert J. Batastini, b. 1942
Author (sts. 1-2): Stephen P. Starke, b. 1955
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Eat this bread, drink this cup
Publication Date: 2006
Copyright: Refrain and sts. 3-5 © 1984 Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, Taizé Community, France; admin. GIA Publications, Inc.; Sts 1-2 © 1998 Concordia Publishing House

Tune

EAT THIS BREAD

Like JESUS, REMEMBER ME (217), EAT THIS BREAD is a meditative chorus intended to be sung repeatedly and accompanied with various descants; repetitions are more natural when sung as refrains to the solo stanzas. Sing this chorus in harmony without accompaniment, with a song leader indicating dynamics…

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Lutheran Service Book #638



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