"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."
The Joy of Eucharist
O Bread of Life! O Soul Divine!
From which all truth and love
Unite our hearts. Uplift our
They beat as one; on high they
O spotless Lamb! New Covenant!
For which Thy blood and water
Cleanse us from sin. Revive our
In sanctity and new life they
O Truth and Love! Eternity!
Thy Word made flesh in every
Heal our blindness. Consume our
In Wisdom's light, we are made
O highest Joy! Pure Ecstasy!
In You all hearts will dance
Shine our dullness. Renew our
In endless joy, Thy praises ring.
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
115. John 6:51,54-57