What better way to have a liturgical song for the preparation of gifts (a.k.a. Offertory) than to have a liturgist write one. So here, I wrote these lyrics for a friend who wanted to compose a liturgical song at the preparation of gifts. The friend is a professor at the Conservatory of Music of St. Paul University - Manila. I wrote this with varying verses for each liturgical season.
We bring to you, Father, the fruit of our work.
Take and receive this bread and wine;
we put them in your hands.
By your grace, make them your gift to your people:
the Body and Blood of your Son, Jesus Christ.
We bring to you this bread and wine
in remembrance of Christ.
In this meal that we share,
we partake of his sacrifice.