Music from communion

We wanted to offer a bit more of Gord Johnson’s original music for worship, in this case two songs we sang during the sharing of communion on Sunday June 17. You can hear the sound of the creaky wooden floor, as well as the voices of the administrants as they offer the bread and cup around the communion circle.

First up is “Behold what you are,” a song based on the sentence spoken as the bread is broken for distribution, which is itself based on the teaching of St Augustine on the transformative nature of sharing in the Body of Christ. “It was by means of (this bread and wine) that the Lord Christ wished to present us with his body and blood,” Augustine wrote,  “which he shed for our sake for the forgiveness of sins. If you receive them well, you are yourselves what you receive.”

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Behold what you are
Become what you receive
Take up the bread and wine
Embrace the mystery


Next up is a song, based in the very familiar 23rd Psalm. It is great to hear the congregation really settle in a sing this one!

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Gone is the darkness
Now comes the dawn
O good shepherd
Lead me on

 

            Lead me on
            Lead me on
            O good shepherd
            Lead me on
Green are your pastures
Where I belong
Tender your mercies
Lead me on

 

When in my weakness
You are made strong
Saviour and keeper
Lead me on

 

Soft is your calling
Sweet is your song
Willing I follow
Lead me on

One Response to Music from communion

  1. Kerry says:

    Gord’s music, sung by him, leads me to God

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