Westendorf on the Gift of Finest Wheat

Today's WORSHIP QUOTE is my favorite verse from the communion hymn "Gift of Finest Wheat." 

VERSE 4
The mystery of your presence, Lord, no mortal tongue can tell:
Whom all the world cannot contain comes in our hearts to dwell.

REFRAIN
You satisfy the hungry heart with gift of finest wheat.
Now give to us, O saving Lord, the bread of life to eat.

TEXT: Omer Westendorf, 1976; MUSIC: Robert Kreutz, 1976

Several time each year we use this with choir and congregation at communion in the beautiful arrangement by John Ferguson (GIA G-3089).


CHIP'S THOUGHTS

Communion reminds me of the yesterday/today/forever aspect of the gospel message.

"As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup" --- today
"you proclaim my death" --- yesterday
"until I come again." --- future (hope)

Have a great week.

(Originally posted 6/11/1996)


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