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I am the bread of life, The true bread sent from the Father

I am the bread of life, The true bread sent from the Father

Author: Taizé Community
Communion Songs
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Author: 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 >

Text Information

First Line: I am the bread of life, The true bread sent from the Father
Author: Taizé Community
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Eat this bread, drink this cup
Publication Date: 2011
Copyright: © Ateliers de Presses de Taizé
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs



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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Singing the Faith #583
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #125Page Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #714