One Early Morning on a Shore
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©2016, 2022, 2023
Revised 12/2023


One early morning on a shore,
you called your friends to breakfast, Lord.
You brought the fire, the fish, the bread.
You stood on shore, back from the dead.

Your friends had caught no fish that night.
Unknown, you hailed, "Cast to the right!"
Fish then abounded; nets near toreó
Yet Peter dove to greet you, Lord!

See how he leapt for shore so fastó
the fisherman who left that catch!
But he met joy, forgiveness, care...,
in well-prized moments with you there.

And still this morning, Savior-Lord,
you're here with bread to feed, restoreó
that, as you break it, we'll recall
your love for us, for each, for all.

Christ, you invite, now as before,
set out a meal to feed, restore....
And bread we take sustains us toward
our own bright morning with you, Lord.



Here, we recount the wonderful Gospel story from John 21:1-19, in which
the Risen Jesus supplies breakfast to his disciples on the Galilean shore.
The Revised Common Lectionary places this story on the Third Sunday of Easter, Year C, but the story is too beautiful to be considered only then. So, we're offering a couple hymn versions that could be used for communion during more of the year. The final verse on the left is more general; the final verse on the right is especially for the Easter season. The tune is the familiar O WALY WALY.

Accompaniment for general communion:

Accompaniment for Easter season version:





Musical Details:

Since the tune for this is O WALY WALY, you may have chords or music to use. Or, download our "Full Song" file above for music to accompany both versions.

This piece could be a solo, as well as a hymn. Or, to see our related SAB choir anthem, click here.


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