524. The Rice of Life

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Text Information
First Line: The rice of life from heaven came
Title: The Rice of Life
Author: J. Andrew Fowler (1983)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: LM
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Ecumenical; Eucharist; Hunger (3 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1990 Christian Conference of Asia (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)
Tune Information
Name: BÍ-NÎU
Composer: I-to Loh (1984)
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1990 GIA Publications, Inc.

Text Information:

For the rice-based peoples of Asia, Jesus’ self-disclosure as the Bread of Life (John 6:35, 51) does not relate to daily experience as it does in Western societies. This hymn seeks to bridge that gap and to alert us to such assumptions. The tune name is Taiwanese for “rice-food.”

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