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One Bread, One Body

Scripture References

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 28, Question and Answer 77 quotes Paul’s words from I Corinthians 10: “…We who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.”

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Additional Prayers

A Prayer of Acclamation
Great God, your people come from East and West, North and South.
Yet we have one bread, one body, one Lord of all.
We belong to every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Yet we have one cup of blessing which we bless.
Our histories with each other have too often been shameful.
Yet we have one bread, one body, one Lord of all.
Bind your wonderfully varied people together, O Lord,
just because we have one body, one cup, one Lord of all, in whom we pray. Amen.
— Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

We, your people, Lord,
are scattered around the world today.
Yet when we gather at your table, we become one.
Like grain from many fields becomes one loaf,
and grapes from many vines become one cup,
so we become one body here today.
and drink from one cup,
we are united together.
Remove the divisions that separate us,
heal the brokenness that too often marks us.
Make this time of sacrament
a celebration of our oneness with Christ
and with one another,
that the world may believe. Amen.
— Worship Sourcebook Edition Two

Almighty Lord of the church, we pray to you
from rural meeting houses and downtown cathedrals,
from ranch homes and thatched-roof huts,
from factories, hospitals, and classrooms:
Make your people one!
Almighty Lord of the church, we pray to you
with saints of old and newborn disciples,
with your church around the world,
with men, women, and children:
Make your people one!
Almighty Lord of the church, we pray to you:
Fulfill in us the prayer of Jesus to make your people one. Amen.
— Worship Sourcebook Edition Two
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Tune Information

Name
ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Key
G Major
Meter
4.4.6 refrain 9.8.9.9
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One Bread, One Body

Author and Composer Information

John Foley, S. J. (born 1939) is an American composer of Catholic liturgical music and a professor of liturgy at St. Louis University. Among his better known compositions are “One Bread, One Body” (1978), “Earthen Vessels” (1975), “Come to the Water” (1978), “The Cry of the Poor” (1978), “For You Are My God” (1970), and the album “As a River of Light” (1989).
 
Much of his early work on liturgical music was as a member of a group called the St. Louis Jesuits, with whom he released several albums. Other members of the St. Louis Jesuits were Dan Schutte, Bob Dufford, Roc O’Connor, and Tim Manion. He has also released several solo collections of liturgical music. Both the solo and the group efforts were released through publishers OCP (formerly Oregon Catholic Press), National Association of Liturgical Resources and GIA Publications.
 
Since 1993, he has been the director of the Center for Liturgy at St. Louis University. 
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