Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)



Breaking of the Bread


This song is based on the Jesus' Easter appearance to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, recorded in Luke 24:13-35.  The two disciples were disappointed and disillusioned.  Then Jesus led them into the Word and revealed to them the truth of His mission.  As He broke bread with them, He revealed Himself.  Why did Jesus do this?  He is telling his church to find Him, hear Him, experience Him in His Word, in Baptism, and in the Breaking of the Bread (the Lord's Supper.) 

As we go through our lives, we experience loss and doubt and uncertainty.  We deal with disappointment -- with our lives and sometimes with God.  Where can we find the Lord whose help we need?  We find Him, as did those two disciples, in His Word and at His table.



Chorus 1
Lord, we know you in the breaking of the bread.
Lord, we hear you in the words that you have said.

Verse 1
In the Word and the Water, the Spirit makes us free.
We are your sons and daughters, in your presence constantly.

Verse 2
The body and the blood.  The bread and the wine.
The gift of your presence.  Your life alive in mine.

Verse 3
Like those two disciples on that dark Emmaus road,
We struggle 'neath the burden, disappointment's heavy load.
We're looking for your presence, to know that you are near.
A light to shine in darkness, the love that casts out fear.
So in the water and the word, in your gift of bread and wine,
Light the fire in our hearts, Lord, open up our eyes.

Verse 4
Speak to us, O Jesus, let us hear your saving voice
By your Word you draw near us, and in your presence we rejoice
In the breaking of the bread, in your living Word so true
Come fill us with your love. Come and bind our hearts to you

Chorus 1
Lord, we know you in the breaking of the bread.
Lord, we hear you in the words that you have said.
In the breaking of the bread