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What You Gave Us for Our Taking

What you gave us for our taking

Translator: John J. Ryan
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 What you gave us for our taking,
Now as works of human making
Let us, Lord, give back to you;
Let us, Lord, give back to you.

2 These our gifts, by Christ made royal,
Come from hearts contrite and loyal;
Take them, Father, with our love;
Take them, Father, with our love.

3 May this bread and may this wine, then,
Born of earth, be made divine, when
They become Christ's sacrifice;
They become Christ's sacrifice.

4 So may foods that quench and nourish
Change to make the spirit flourish,
Pledge of heaven's feast of joy,
Pledge of heaven's feast of joy.

Source: One in Faith #571

Translator: John J. Ryan

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Text Information

First Line: What you gave us for our taking
Title: What You Gave Us for Our Taking
Latin Title: Tua munera fuerunt
Translator: John J. Ryan
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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One in Faith #571

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