Father And Life-Giver

Father and life-giver, grace of Christ impart;
he, the Word incarnate, food for mind and heart.
Children of the promise, homage now we pay;
sacrificial banquet cheers the desert way.

Wine and bread the symbols – love and life convey,
offered by your people, work and joy portray.
All we won consigning, nothing is retained;
tokens of our service, gifts and song contain.

Transformation wondrous – water into wine;
mingled in the Godhead we are made divine.
Birth into his body brought us life anew,
total consecration – fruit from grafting true.

Christ, the head and members living now as one.
offered to the Father by this holy Son;
and our adoration will be purified,
through the Holy Spirit breathing in mankind.

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