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Take the Bread, Children, Take the Bread

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Take the bread, children, take the bread

Author: Herbert Brokering (1981)
Tune: BREAD
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Take the bread, children, take the bread,
Take the bread, children, take the bread,
For the Father of us all
Is the One who gives the call,
Take the bread, children, take the bread.

2 Bless the bread, children, bless the bread,
Bless the bread, children, bless the bread,
For the blessing of the Lord
Comes in bread and in the Word,
Bless the bread, children, bless the bread.

3 Break the bread, children, break the bread,
Break the bread, children, break the bread,
For the breaking is the sign
All is mine and all is thine,
Break the bread, children, break the bread.

4 Give the bread, children, give the bread,
Give the bread, children, give the bread,
For the gift of mother earth
Is the sign of daily birth,
Give the bread, children, give the bread.

5 Eat the bread, children, eat the bread,
Eat the bread, children, eat the bread,
For the table of the Lord
Is the way you take the Word,
Eat the bread, children, eat the bread.

Source: RitualSong: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics #925

Author: Herbert Brokering

Herbert F. Brokering (b. Beatrice, Nebraska, May 21, 1926; d. Bloomington, Minnesota, November 7, 2009) was a Lutheran pastor with German roots, an author of more than forty books, and a poet and hymn writer known especially for two hymn texts, “Earth and All Stars” and “Alleluia! Christ Is Risen,” both set to the same tune. He was born in Nebraska, the son of a German Lutheran pastor; earned degrees from Wartburg College in Iowa, University of Iowa, and Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH, and pursued graduate study in Germany at the University of Kiel and the University of Erlangen. He served as a pastor of three Lutheran congregations, in Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas; taught at the Navy Chaplain’s Career School in Ne… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Take the bread, children, take the bread
Title: Take the Bread, Children, Take the Bread
Author: Herbert Brokering (1981)
Meter: 8.8.7.7.8
Copyright: © 1981 Herbert Brokering (Admin. by Augsburg Fortress)

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #464

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RitualSong #925

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