Sunday, October 4, 2015

"You Satisfy the Hungry Heart"

We have stated in former posts that it is the stability of the Sacred Authority and the uncompromised Truth of the Sacred Scriptures present in the Catholic Church that arrested our minds in our search for answers to  the deepening doubt we had about the Protestant Movement.  It was the constant beauty and consolation present in the Sacred Tradition that wooed our hearts into our appreciation for the sacraments of the Church.  Namely, the firm foundation of Truth of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  This sacrament also helped to lift the veil of confusion from our mind about the consolation of the Communion of Saints. This is where our hunger and thirst has finally been satisfied. This is where our true purpose in living our faith is offered up to the Triune God. We worship with those who have gone before us and are now interceding before the Father for His Kingdom on earth. This is where our minds and hearts see beyond the scrim of time into the reality of eternity!


Today at Mass we sung the hymn written by Omer Westendorf that puts the profound theology of the Covenantal Mystery of the Eucharist into song. 

You Satisfy the Hungry Heart

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.

As when the shepherd calls his sheep,
They know and heed his voice;
So when you call your family, Lord,
We follow and rejoice.

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.

With joyful lips we sing to you
Our praise and gratitude,
That you should count us
worthy, Lord.
To share this heavenly food.

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.

Is not the cup we bless and share
The blood of Christ outpoured?
Do not one cup, one loaf, declare
Our oneness in the Lord?

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.

The mystery of your presence, Lord,
No mortal tongue can tell:
Whom all the world cannot contain
Comes in our hearts to dwell.

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.

You give yourself to us, O Lord;
Then selfless let us be,
To serve each other in your name
In truth and charity.

You satisfy the hungry hearts
With gift of finest wheat;
Come give to us, O saving Lord,
The bread of life to eat.








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