Westendorf on the Gift of Finest Wheat

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

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

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).


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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