We Bring, You Take

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: WAINWRIGHT

Lyrics as Poetry

We bring, you take, and bless and break,
and all are fed with wine and bread.

The night you were betrayed,
good friend and Lord,
you ate with friends,
your people’s freedom meal,
and gave them bread,
and shared a cup of wine,
to show how you would
give yourself for all.

We bring, you take, and bless and break,
and all are fed with wine and bread.

Beside the sea, at dawn,
you came again,
when all the world
declared you dead and gone,
and cooked your friends
a meal of bread and fish,
to show your glory,
endlessly alive.

We bring, you take, and bless and break,
and all are fed with wine and bread.

Now, every time we share
the bread and wine,
and all are fed,
and no one is despised,
we taste and tell
how all the world should be
and sing of fairness,
freedom, love and peace.

We bring, you take, and bless and break,
and all are fed with wine and bread.

We bring ourselves,
and offer all we have.
We bring our caring
for our town and land.
We bring our hope
that every child be fed.
We taste eternal life,
and dwell in love.

We bring, you take, and bless and break,
and all are fed with wine and bread.


Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 1989, 1996 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Copyright © 1989, 1996 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Scripture Reference

  • John 21:9-13

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Bread
  • Communion
  • Eucharist

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