Eucharistic Joy

"I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh…He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me." 1

The Joy of Eucharist

O Bread of Life! O Soul Divine!
From which all truth and love outpour.
Unite our hearts. Uplift our souls.
They beat as one; on high they soar.

O spotless Lamb! New Covenant!
For which Thy blood and water flow.
Cleanse us from sin. Revive our hearts:
In sanctity and new life they glow.

O Truth and Love! Eternity!
Thy Word made flesh in every soul.
Heal our blindness. Consume our hearts.
In Wisdom's light, we are made whole.

O highest Joy! Pure Ecstasy!
In You all hearts will dance and sing.
Shine our dullness. Renew our hearts.
In endless joy, Thy praises ring.

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

115. John 6:51,54-57