Tag Archives: Given


He took, blessed, and broke
Then He gave the bread
A miracle to all
Five thousand souls were fed

And for His last supper
Again, He took and blessed
He broke and He gave
His love to friends, professed

The chosen One was blessed
On His cross was broken
God incarnate, given
He is the Word spoken

Walking to Emmaus
With bread of which to share
Took, blessed, broke and gave
Our Lord to them appeared

And so, as His beloved
Through Him, spiritually
Chosen, blessed and broken
And given, let us be

Based upon words by Henri Nouwen

Given Hands

Lift up our hands
A blessing to pray
To offer to You
For work or for play

With gifts that we’re given
For business or neighbor
In giving our best
Hands offered for labor

With a heart of compassion
Of faith we profess
A touch to encourage
Hands offered to bless

When a soul has fallen
Quick to offer a gift
With hug or embrace
Hands offered to lift

In coming together
To gather this day
Both souls and the Spirit
Hands offered to pray

Throughout our life
We hope that they’ll be
The hands of you, Lord

Dreams Given

The wind blew strong
That winter day
The time I gave
My dream away

My prayer flows through
A stream of tears
In heavens store
Please send it there

A sacrifice
Hard though it be
As Jesus did
The same for me

In the void
Of empty space
Your wisdom flows
And fills the space

In colors soft
Horizons glow
A beauty seen
Of faith to know

Through healing grace
New dreams will shine
More beautiful
In love divine