The Water and the Bread


The Water and the Bread

Music for Choirs, Submitted Music (1998-2006)

The Son of God, who came to face the Garden and the Hill,

Sought not himself to glorify, but others’ hunger again

For those who thirst, He fills their cup with living water pure,

To feed their souls and save them from the famine of their sin.

 

“I am the bread of life,” He said; the bread that comes from heaven.

Who eats this bread will never die nor ever hunger again

For those who thirst, He fills their cup with living water pure,

A well of water springing up, that they might thirst no more.

 

The tokens of the sacrament, the water and the bread

Remind us of his sacrifice the price the Savior paid.

And as the water and the bread provide food here on earth,

Christ’ flesh and blood bring forth the sweet fruit of Eternal Life.


Text:  C. E. Ott

Music:  C. E. Ott

Album:  Submitted Music (1998-2006)

Composition Date:  2001

More Info:  CMS 2001

Topics

Atonement, Sacrament, Sacrifice