Theme Verse: Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.
1 Cor 10:16-17
Thoughts: I wrote this song at the English District's yearly convention for Concordia Publishing House's sacramental songwriter project. They wanted it to be in 1st person plural and be closely tied to the sacraments. It was then featured on their release, "Singing the Sacraments."
I have always been amazed at how God uses the Eucharist to create unity in His church through Christ. As we receive Christ's body and blood through the bread and wine, we are in a very real sense participating in His body and blood. In one sense through the sacrament Christ, in whom there is no division, is making us is body. "We are Your Body" then is an affirmation and a prayer to make our unity more and more visible.