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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Music Video: I Am the Bread of Life

My daughter Ladybug helped me find this video of a multicultural teen choir singing of one of our favorite songs, Sr. Suzanne Toolan's "I am the Bread of Life." There are quite a few on YouTube, but some unfortunately have the old sexist words, which she changed long ago. We had a great time singing along to various international versions, though, including one in Samoan for the funeral of a Samoan cardinal.

We sang this last week at our church, during which I leaned over to my family and remarked "I want this sung during Communion at my funeral." But many churches which read the story of the raising of Lazarus today will sing it this week. (Liturgy trivia note: It's usually read the fifth Sunday of Lent during Year A, which was last year, but is sometimes used that Sunday in other lectionary years for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults/Catechumenal Process).

What did you sing in worship today?


  1. We sang "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," one of my absolute favorites, "Baptized in Water" (also lovely, to the tune of "Morning has Broken") and "How Great Thou Art." All rather traditional and quite heartfelt: we had a baptism, a great crowd, and a lovely morning.

    Thanks for this friend!

  2. Oh, sounds great, Mags--especially using Bunessan for Baptized in Water.


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