Take Eat This Is My Body

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12. Take eat, this is my body (Matthew 26. 26-29)

If you ever get the chance to visit St Andrew’s Church in Greystoke , Cumbria, go in and take a look at the statue there on the West wall.

It shows a crucified Christ who gazes out of the high window, to the world outside.

This is a song which is a challenge to all Christians to possess Christ’s compassion and act it out, as though He himself were alive in us..

Intro: Bm7 D/E

A Bm7/A A/C# D2 Esus E

Take eat, this is my body, broken for you,

A Bm7/A A/C# D2 Esus E

Eat it and remember, I died for you.

D A/C# D A/C# Bm7 D/E

Gaze out of the window; see my broken world out there,

E A2/C# F#m Bm D/E A2

And let me ask you a question, ‘Do you care?’

Interval: D A/C F#m Bm7 E D/F# E/G# A F#m Bm D/E A Asus

A Bm7/ A A/C# D2 Esus E

Blood of the covenant, poured out for you,

A Bm7/A A/C# D2 Esus E

For your forgiveness, making you new.

D2 A/C# D A/C# Bm7

Look beyond these four walls, look with eyes that see,

D/E E A2/C# F#m Bm D/E A2

and ask if you will be poured out for me.

©1995 Sheila Hamil