Let us be bread (I am the bread of life, broken for all)
Let us be bread (I am the bread of life, broken for all). Tom Porter* (1958– ).
This song was written in 1987 for the author/composer's wedding. It was initially published as an anthem with GIA Publications, Inc.* (Chicago, 1990), this song first appeared in congregational form in Gather Comprehensive (Chicago, 1994). ‘Let us be bread’ reflects post-Vatican II liturgical theology and practice. This refrain style liturgical song weaves together themes of Eucharist, Paschal Mystery and mission. The four stanzas draw from the Bread of Life and Last Supper discourses in the Gospel of John.
‘Let us be bread’ is a communion hymn that connects the Eucharist to our mission in the world. In the...
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