Cup Has Been Lifted

a post-communion hymn or anthem

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Walter Farquharson
Tune Name: ROBERTS

Lyrics as Poetry

Cup has been lifted,
life blood been spilled.
Jesus is true wine,
meaning is filled.Bread has been broken,
Christ crucified.
Love to us given,
life sanctified.Peace has been spoken.
We are made whole.
Our living Christ-like,
our only goal.Moving from table,
action complete.
Scattered we serve Christ
as hands, as feet.Cup has been lifted,
life blood been spilled.
Jesus is true wine,
meaning is filled.


Words by
Walter FarquharsonCopyright © 1977 by Walter Farquharson
Administered by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Comments About Song

BY RON KLUSMEIER


“Cup Has Been Lifted” is an effective post-communion hymn or anthem which offers a few moments of reflection on the action just completed. Walter Farquharson’s use of the past tense in referring to the action of communion flows naturally to both the present and the future as we are called to move from the table, scattering to serve as Christ’s hands and feet.

Audio Sample

CUP HAS BEEN LIFTED
One Verse
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture References

  • Matthew 26:26-29
  • John 6:35-40
  • John 17:17-26
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-26

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Bread
  • Communion
  • Cup
  • Eucharist
  • Post-Communion
  • Table

Presentation Suggestions

“Cup Has Been Lifted” works equally well as a congregational hymn, a choral anthem, or a combination of the two. Given the text, it is most appropriately sung near the end of or after the distribution of communion.

Consider having a solo wind or reed instrument play the melody of the anthem version with the piano accompaniment during distribution. After playing the entire selection, sing it in its entirety from beginning to end.

Take care not to ‘over sing’. Even at those moments where there are natural crescendos, the mood of the piece should remain reflective.

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