This is a song I wrote in 2003 and we used it a lot during communion. The recording is live from a mass at Holy Trinity around that time. It’s based on the Gospel of John chapter 6 where Jesus says, “I Am the Bread of life.” He continues that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life. Verse 54 says, “whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood shall have eternal life.”
When I was meditating on this chapter I really related to verse 60 where the disciples start going, Whah?!? “This saying is hard, who can accept it?” Jesus soon replies, “Does this shock you?…It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” And thus, some of the followers took off because He seems to usually give us a choice.
Then my favorite part of this chapter is when Jesus asks the apostles if they want to bail and Peter says, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Exactly, Peter. Good call, brother.
So, that’s the background. I like to finger pick it and do it in G. There’s a lot of opportunity for nice harmonies and that G/B flat is just an inverted G minor chord. Slide your index finger down one fret from where you’re playing the B in the inverted G chord. If you have any feedback, questions, or suggestions, leave me a comment here on the blog or e-mail me, firstname.lastname@example.org.