Behold What You Are | a new version

Behold What You Are | a new version

This past Sunday night, our musicians offered up a very rootsy version of Gord Johnson’s communion song, “Behold What You Are.” Kudos to Larry Campbell (guitar and vocals), Catherine Pate (lead vocal), Rob Burton (electric guitar), Charles Garinger (bass and vocals), Jeremiah Heinrichs (percussion), Jodi Penner (vocals), Krista Wiebe (vocals), and Rachel Penner (vocals) for coming up with this great rendition. And thanks to Rob Burton, for the great photograph.

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The words to this song – “Behold what you are / Become what you receive / Take up the bread and wine / Embrace the mystery” – are themselves based in the eucharistic teachings of St Augustine:

It was by means of (this bread and wine) that the Lord Christ wished to present us with his body and blood, which he shed for our sake for the forgiveness of sins. If you receive them well, you are yourselves what you receive.” (Augustine, Sermon 227)

 

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