Ruth Bell Graham: This Is My Body …

Ruth Bell Graham: This Is My Body …

This is My body

broken like bread for you;

this is My blood

like water shed for you.

Drink it—and wonder.

Marvel—and eat.

God torn asunder,

man made complete!

Stagger the mind

at Truth here revealed:

kneel—and be broken,

rise—and be healed.

Go out and die, 

die, live, and live!

Take all He offers,

take all and give.

Here’s a remembering

to scorch and to bless:

sinners partaking

God’s righteousness.

Lord, this is my body …  

 

Taken by permission and adapted from “Ruth Bell Graham’s Collected Poems,” by Ruth Bell Graham. ©1977, 1992, 1997, The Ruth Bell Graham Literary Trust. 

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