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Thomas Pavlechko Words of Institution

Anthems, Communion Anthems
Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 11
Suggested Uses(s)

SATB a cappella (divisi at end). Text by Gracia Grindall.  Chantlike, with close harmonies.

And as they ate, Jesus took bread; he blessed and broke and gave it to them.
He said, "Take, eat, this is my body."
He took the cup; when he gave thanks, he gave it to them, they all drank of it.
"This is my blood," Jesus said, "Drink it. This is for you, it is the blood I shed for many. I freely give you my testament. It is the new wine."
He said to them, "I will not drink again of new wine until I taste it when I come into God's kingdom."
Lord feed us food finer than wheat; Your broken body, the rarest vintage. Your holy Blood, given to save us!


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