Eat This Bread

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

Author: Communauté de Taizé ; Adapter: Robert J. Batastini, b. 1942 (1984)
Communion Songs
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Author: Communauté de Taizé

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 >

Adapter: 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 >



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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Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #442

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Common Praise (1998) #63

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #926

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Gather Comprehensive #838

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Hymnal Supplement 1991 #772

Hymnal Supplement II #59

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #753

Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship #228

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Sing! A New Creation #254

Singing the Faith #583

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Taizé: Songs for Prayer #7

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This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #125

Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #714

Worship (4th ed.) #943

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