What matters is not simply eating the bread and drinking the cup, but participating in the life and mission of Christ, whose sacramental presence impels us into the world to transform it.

Deuteronomy 8:2–3, 14b–16a. This summary of the desert wandering, as the people moved from slavery to freedom, focuses on the gift of bread and of water from the rock.

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Psalm of the Day:  Ps 147
This is a communal hymn of praise, written after the return from Exile and composed in three sections. Today’s verses come from the third section: praise of God whose word is creative and redemptive.

O Praise the Lord, Jerusalem (Affley/Murray) CBW 111

O Praise the Lord, Jerusalem (Guimont)  GC2 1013

Praise the Lord, Jerusalem (Schiavone)  JS 945

Praise the Lord, Jerusalem (Waddell/Gelineau) RS 199


Suggested Common Psalm: Ps 34 (33)

Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord


1 Corinthians 10:16–17. Commenting on meal practice at Corinth, Paul emphasizes the unity that results when we share the cup of blessing and the broken bread with the right attitude.


About the Sequence


The sequence Lauda Sion is the longest of the four sequences currently in the Roman Missal. Although it is optional, you might want to consider using at least part of it (perhaps the final four verses) for an extended Gospel procession today, or you could incorporate all or part of it at some other point in the Mass, perhaps at the entrance or at communion.


Contemplate the Bread of Angels (short form) By Flowing Waters 207

Laud, O Zion  JS 473/BB

Praise, O Zion, Voices Raising  WC 627/PMB 319


John 6:51–58. Part of the long “bread of life” sermon, this passage focuses on the need for Christians to become one with Christ by sharing in his very life.


Songs for the Liturgy


*All Who Hunger (1,G) GC 820/GC2 817/G3 925/RS 845, 926/SS 1007

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (G) BB-MI 727/CBW 426/FYC3 /GC 853/GC2 826/G3 949/GP3 361/JS 477/JS3 458/LMGM 67/LMGM2 752 /OFUV 518/OIF 630/PMB 352/RS 914/SS 989/WC 746/WS 610 /WOR 737 /WOR4 953

Amén. El Cuerpo de Cristo (2,G)  BB-MI 337/JS 824

As Grains of Wheat (2)  BB-MI 331/JS 479

As the Grains of Wheat (2) RS 921/GC 825

At That First Eucharist (2) BB-MI 366/ GC 852/GC2 840/G3 914/GP 511/GP3 476/JS 826/JS3 804/LMGM 134/LMGM2 756/OIF 530/PMB 292/OFUV 828/ RS 922/SS 1002/WC 654/WOR 733/WOR4 954/WS 568

At the Table of the World (1) OIF 531/PMB 301/WC 684/WS 565

Bread for the World (1)  BB-MI 349/GP 528/GP3 483/JS 810/JS3 780

Bread for the World Broken (2) JS 691

Bread of Life (2) BB-MI 319,348,359,370/CBW 597/GP 498,520/GC 821, 824/JS 819

Bread of Life from Heaven/Pan de Vida Eterna (2)  GC2 803/G3 943/SS 986

Christians, Let Us Love One Another (2) BB-MI 474/CBW 595/GP 646/GP3 657/JS 751/JS3

Come and Eat This Living Bread (G)  GC2 820/G3 942

Come to the Banquet (2)  GC2 810

Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord (2) GC/GC2 829/G3 G3 935//JS 472/JS3 454/PMB 293/WS 538/WOR 732/WOR4 947

Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether (2) /JS 797/RS 917/WOR 731/WOR4 937

*Eat This Bread (1,G) BB-MI 336/CBW 602/GC 838/GC2 806/G3 941/GP3 505/LMGM 130/LMGM2 753/OIF 536/RS 928/SS 994/WC 649/WS 556/WOR 734/WOR4 943

Eucharistic Litany (G)  PMB 310/WC 651/WS 570

Father, We Thank Thee (2) CBW 528/GC 568/GC2 547/G3 632/OIF 539/PMB 316/RS 705/WC 656/WS 539/WOR 558/WOR4 631

Gather Us In (1,G) BB-MI 302/CBW 587/GC 744/GC2 743/G3 848/GP 78/GP3 471/LMGM2 676/RS 850/SS 922/WC 909/WOR 665/WOR4 837/WS 733

Gather Us Together (2) ) BB-MI 317/GP 534/GP3 455/JS 801/JS3 765/OFUV 783

Gather Your People (2) BB-MI 313/GC2 742/G3 837/GP3 465/JS 798/JS3 768/OFUV 782/WOR4 478
*Gift of Finest Wheat, v 3 (2) BB-MI 324/GC 815/GC2 816/G3 940/GP 525/GP3 487/JS 803/JS3 791

God's Blessing Sends Us Forth, v 3 (2)  OIF 815/PMB 473/WC 921/WS 748PMB 473/WC 881/WS

Halleluya! We Sing Your Praises (G) ) GC 562/GC2 529/LMGM2 452/OIF 818/PMB 482/RS 692

He Answers All Our Needs (1,Ps,G) WS 705

I Am the Bread of Life  Englert (G) JS 736/OIF 546/PMB 321/WC 696

*I Am the Bread of Life  Toolan, v 3 (G) BB-MI 364/GC 828/GC2 822/G3 945/GP3 493/LMGM 133/LMGM2 755/RS 931/SS 988/WC 659/ WOR 738/WOR4 950/WS 543

*I Am the Bread of Life ( Kaczmarek)  OIF 542

*I Am the Living Bread (G) BB-MI 356/CBW 605/GP 519/GP3 495/JS 822/JS3 794OFUV 819

I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord (2) CBW 424/FYC3 /GC 806/G3 919 /OIF 724/PMB 320/RS 854/SS 979/WC 913/WS 576/WOR 726 /WOR4 926

*Jesus, Bread of Life (G) PMB 295/WC 683/WS 567

*Jesus, the Bread of Life (G) GP 527/JS 817/LMGM 141

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, v 2 (2) BB-MI 205/CBW 596/GC 540/GC2 542/G3 619/GP 694/GP3 730/JS 611/JS3 591/OFUV 584/OIF 550/PMB 306/RS 658/SS 814/WC 685/WS 580/WOR 523/WOR4 620

Let Us Be One (2) PMB 388/WC 802

Let Us Break Bread Together (2) BB-MI 320/GC 832/GC2 832/GP3 488/JS 806/JS3 800/LMGM 135/OIF 572/OFUV 801/PMB 313/RS 911/WC 653/WOR 727/WS 544

Life Giving Bread, Saving Cup (2) GC 822/GC2 821/G3 926/RS 920/SS 998

*Look Beyond (G)  BB-MI 328/GC 843/GC2 837/GP 521/GP3 497

Lord Christ, the Father's Mighty Son (2) WOR 658

Make of Our Hands a Throne (1,2,G)  PMB 302/WC 694/WS 578

May We Be One (1,2) GC 316/G3 393,394/RS 477

*O Blessed Savior, v 1 (1) PMB 308

O Food of Exiles Lowly (G) GC 886/WOR 729/WOR4 557

O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (G) CBW 654/WOR 605/WOR4 705

O Living Bread from Heaven (G) PMB 546/WC 1017,1028

O Lord with Wondrous Mystery (2) PMB 309/WC 664

O Taste and See (1,G) GC 835/PMB 146/RS 923

One Bread, One Body (2) BB-MI 339/GC 830/GC2 813/G3 932/GP 499/GP3 498/JS 820/JS3 793/LMGM 139/LMGM2 760/OIF 562/OFUV 824/RS 915/SPS 249/WC 687/WOR4 931/WS 535
*Our Blessing Cup  Joncas (2) BB-MI 797/GP 513/JS 91

Our Daily Bread (G) CBW 600

Pan de Vida (2,G) BB-MI 335/FYC3 591/GC 848/GC2 811/G3 920/GP 500/GP3 501/JS 813/JS3 784/LMGM2 764/OFUV 709/RS 909/WC 675/WOR4 925/WS 555

Panis Angelicus Latin/English (G) BB-MI 369/PMB 543/WC 992/WS 697/JS 854/SS 1050

Priestly People, v 14 (1,G) OIF 669/PMB 383/WC 786/WS 637

*Seed, Scattered and Sown (2) CBW 604/GP 516/GP3 502/RS 918/GC 834/GC2 830/JS 811/JS3 781

*Shepherd of Our Hearts (1) GC 829

*Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless (1) BB-MI 365/ GC 840/GC2 818/G3 910/GP 501 /GP3 475/JS 825/JS3 808/OIF 554/ PMB 296/SS 993/WC 665/WS 541/WOR 728/WOR4 941

Song of Gathering (2) GC 740

Song of the Lord's Supper (2) GC 412/GC2 434/G3 508

Table of Plenty (1) BB-MI 310/GP 530/GP3 463/JS 793/OFUV 786/SPS 233

*Take and Eat, v 1 (G) BB-MI 361/CBW 611/GC 831/GC2 812/G3 950/LMGM2 765/RS 910/SS 1010/WC 686/WOR4 940/WS 563

Take and Eat This Bread (2,G)  GC2 839/G# 928/SS 1004/WC 671

Taste and See (1,G) BB-MI 334,340,343,345,352,756/CBW 610/GC 814, 837/GC2 34, 827/G3 45,915,930/GP 199,200/GP3 143,144,145,504,507,511/JS 37, 38, 39, 40/JS3 39,40,42782,789,796/LMGM 129/LMGM2 512,750/RS 70, 71, 72, 73, 919/OFUV 168,169,797/OIF 243,245,246/PMB 148/SS 605,562,563,992/WC 226,432,433,690/WOR 36/WOR4 48,945,952/WS344,345,559

The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us Janco (1,G) WC 692/WS 542

The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us Soper  BB-MI 810

The Living Bread of God (1,G) GC 826/GC2 841/G3 921

The Supper of the Lord (G) BB-MI 351/GP 518/GP3 513/OFUV 803

We Know and Believe (2) GC 836

You Are Our Living Bread (G) GP 523/GC 819


Songs for Eucharistic Procession and Exposition


Many communities have an outdoor procession and/or a period of Eucharistic exposition as part of their observance of today's feast. Many of the songs listed above could appropriately be sung for such a service.


The following songs, which focus on adoration of Christ in the Eucharistic elements, are not suitable during the celebration of Mass but are very appropriate for a Eucharistic procession. These songs may also be used at the beginning or end of a period of exposition.


Adoration  SPS 117

Adoro Te Devote (Latin/English) BB-MI 406/JS 858/OIF 928/PMB 540/SS 1042/WC/WOR 489/WOR4 556

Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All GC 480/OIF 934/PMB 547/SS 1045/WC 1026/WOR 488

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence BB-MI 205/CBW 596/GC 540/G3 619/GP 694/GP3 730/JS 611/JS3 591/OFUV 584/OIF 550/PMB 306/RS 658/SS 814/WOR 523/WOR4 620/WC 685/WS 580

O Lord with Wondrous Mystery OIF 558/PMB 309/WS 575/WC 664

O Sacrament Most Holy BB-MI 333/GP3 499/JS 856/JS3 838/OFUV 831/OIF 943/PMB 544/WC 1021/WS 818

O Salutaris Hostia (Latin/English) BB-MI 688,689/CBW 689/GC 889/GP 497/JS 140/JS3 137,564/LMGM 81/LMGM2 70/OFUV 301/OIF 338/PMB 44/RS 962/SPS 120/SS 1048/WOR 757/WOR4 162/WC 224/WS 54

Pange Lingua (Latin/English) BB-MI  pp. 55,57/CBW 68/GC 407/G3 509/GP 366/GP3 291/JS 404,405,406/JS3 377/378/LMGM2 835/OFUV 452/OIF 437/PMB 600/RS 972/ SPS 118/SS 731/WS 481/WC 579/WOR 813/WOR4 1056

Tantum Ergo (Latin/English) BB-MI pp 55,57/CBW 68,688/GC 888/GP 366/JS 141/JS3 138/LMGM 82/LMGM2 72/OIF 340/PMB 45/RS 963/WC 227/WS 55/SPS 117/SS 1047//WOR 758/WOR4 1056

The Divine Praises  JS 142


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
Anima Christe (SATB) Thacher Trinitas/OCP G
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum
Ave Verum (SSA)
Ave Verum (SA)
Ave Verum
F. Peeters
Alliance Music Publications
Cantus Quercus Press
E.C.Schirmer & CPDL
Morning Star & CPDL

Ego Sum Panis Vivus (SATB)

Byrd, William

Alexander Broude (ABC 30)


Ego Sum Panis Vivus (SB)

Martini, Padre

GIA (G-2356)


Ego Sum Panis Vivus Palestrina CPDL G

I Am the Bread of Life (2-part)

Schiavone, John

GIA (G-1855)


Lauda Jerusalem (SSAA)

Porpora, Niccola/Hunter, R.

Flammer (A 5007)


O Esca Viatorum
O Esca Viatorum
O Sacrum Convivium (SAATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
Tallis, Thomas
Biery, James
Messiaen, Olivier Victoria, Tomasso di/ed.
Tovey, Donald F.
Oxford (TCM 74)
MorningStar (MSM-50-8311)
Durand, S.A. (12.742)
Stainer & Bell/Augener (Laudate Pueri, p. 36)
Pange Lingua Victoria CPDL G
Panis Angelicus
Panis Angelicus (Unison, SA, TB, SATB, Organ/Keyboard)
Panis Angelicus (T-solo, SATB, String(s), opt. Harp)
Panis Angelicus
Panis Angelicus (SATB, a cappella)
Panis Angelicus (SATB, Organ)
Franck, César
Franck, César/arr. Proulx, Richard
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi/Lee, John
Saint-Saëns, Camille
Various publishers & editions
GIA (G-5572)
GIA (G-2003)
Oxford (Oxford New Anthems, p. 359) & CPDL
S, G

Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem (SATB)

Maunder, J. H.

Novello (29.0119.06)


Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem (Unison)

Williamson, Malcolm

Boosey & Hawkes (5959)


Praise Ye the Lord (SATB)

Sessions, Roger

Presser (342-40119)


Verily, Verily I Say Unto You (SATB)
Verily, Verily

Tallis, Thomas
Tallis, Thomas

Oxford (247)