I’m a member of the choir at my parish, and for the Feast of Christ the King, we’ve been told by our music director that we will be singing “See Us Lord, About Your Altar” as a communion hymn. Having never sung (or heard) this song before, I took a look at it. The third verse is what caught my eye the most:
Once were seen the blood and water:
Now is seen but bread and wine;
Once in human form he suffered,
Now his form is but a sign
Am I wrong in reading this as an explicit denial of both the Real Presence (“his form is but a sign”) and Transubstantiation (“Now is seen but bread and wine”)?
If not, how do I proceed? Should I contact my pastor with my concerns?