I Receive the Living God

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Jesus says: I am the Bread Sent to your from God most high

Translator: Ronald F. Krisman ; Author (vss. 1-3, 5-9): Bernard Geoffroy; Author (v. 4): Anonymous
Tune: LIVING GOD
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

Refrain:
I receive the living God,
And my heart is full of joy.
I receive the living God,
And my heart is full of joy.

1 Jesus says: I am the Bread
Sent to you from God Most High.
Take and eat, and you will live;
You need never fear to die. [Refrain]

2 Jesus says: I am the Vine,
Far from whom no life can grow.
If you join yourself to me,
A rich harvest you will know. [Refrain]

3 Jesus says: I am the Way,
And my path is straight and true.
Follow me to where I lead;
There my father waits for you. [Refrain]

4 Jesus says: I am the Truth.
If you follow close to me,
You will know me in your heart,
And my word will make you free. [Refrain]

5 Jesus says: I am the Life,
Raised in triumph from the dead.
As one Body now remain,
Members joined to me, the Head. [Refrain]

6 Jesus says: I am the Day,
Shining brightly through your night.
Welcome me, and you will walk
By the Spirit's guiding light. [Refrain]

7 Jesus says: I am the Love
Which can bind you close to me.
Those who know this gift I bring
Will find true community. [Refrain]

8 Jesus says: I am the Peace
Which the world cannot bestow.
Learn to love and live in me,
And in you my Reign will grow. [Refrain]

9 Jesus says: I am the Lamb,
And my death set sinners free.
Those who drink the cup I drink
Must take up this work with me. [Refrain]

Source: Worship (4th ed.) #923

Translator: Ronald F. Krisman

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Author (vss. 1-3, 5-9): Bernard Geoffroy

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Author (v. 4): Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus says: I am the Bread Sent to your from God most high
Title: I Receive the Living God
Translator: Ronald F. Krisman
Author (vss. 1-3, 5-9): Bernard Geoffroy
Author (v. 4): Anonymous
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Language: English; Spanish
Refrain First Line: I receive the living God
Copyright: Vss. 1-3, 5-9 © 2011, GIA Publications, Inc.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Gather (3rd ed.) #916

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #759

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #745

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #1023

Text

Worship (4th ed.) #923

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