The Bread and the Cup

a teaching rhyme
by JD Collier


The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

The bread is broken; the Savior was too.
The only one who is not.
Heavenly Son,
The perfect One,
The answer that mankind sought.

This One was not broken as are the rest.
We broken ones gathered a plan.
Blind to the costs,
We nailed to the cross,
The brightness we could not stand.

“This is my body; it’s broken for you;”
You, who are broken within;
The life I live,
I freely give,
That you may be born again.

I, the unbroken, am broken for you.
My brokenness sets you free.
My sacrifice,
It paid the price.
Eat, in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

“This cup, the ‘new’ covenant in my blood;”
The lamb was required in the ‘old’.
The innocent shed
Its blood instead;
The Passover Lamb—foretold!

For the angel of death passed over them
When blood on the door was seen.
Because the lamb died,
Death was defied;
For the blood was in between.

But the ‘new’ required the Lamb of God,
The real—not the shadow of old.
With love profound,
His grace abound,
The True Lamb of God—Behold!

The blood that I shed is given for you.
My blood is your guarantee.
My sacrifice,
It paid the price.
Drink, in remembrance of Me.

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.  1 Cor 11:23-26 NIV

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