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22a. Where is Bread?

“Where is bread?” the great crowd murmured—
Thousands strong, yet all in need.
“Where is bread?” your people wondered,
Faced with such a crowd to feed.
Who, Lord Jesus, could have guessed it?
One small boy brought food to share.
Taking what he gave, you blessed it;
All were fed, with much to spare.

Where is bread? We know their yearning;
Every day, we wish for more.
God, in time, we’re slowly learning:
All we own can make us poor.
Our possessions can possess us,
Leaving hunger deep inside.
Christ our Bread, come now and bless us;
At your feast, we’re satisfied.

“Where is bread?” the call is rising;
Millions cry who must be fed.
God, your answer seems surprising:
“You, my Church, you give them bread.”
Bread to fill each hungry spirit,
Bread for hungry stomachs, too!
Give us bread and help us share it.
Richly blest, may we serve you.

Text Information
First Line: "Where is bread?" the great crowd murmured--
Title: Where is Bread?
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2000)
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: John 6:1-15; Luke 9:10-17; Mark 6:32-44; Matthew 14:13-21
Topic: Eucharist/Lord's Supper; Jesus Christ: Ministry; Justice
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 2000 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Name: ABBOT'S LEIGH
Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor (1941)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: C Major



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