Scripture Verse

Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20

Introduction

Words: Doug­las Rus­sell.

Music: Dub­lin (Smith) Is­aac Smith (1734–1805) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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illustration
Do This in Memory of Me
István Csók, 1890

Lyrics

As gathered in Thy precious name,
This table we surround,
Thy death, Lord Jesus, to proclaim,
O may our praise abound.

We give what from Thee we receive,
For all we have is Thine—
O may each heart with joy believe,
And echo Thine is mine!

Grace, grace it was that brought Thee down;
Love shone in all Thy ways;
Through death Thine is the Victor’s crown,
And Thine the endless praise.

We, here, in silence, or in song,
Together worship Thee;
Before our God we shall ere long
Give praise eternally.

Lord Jesus Christ, Thou comest soon—
Today Thy death we show;
In light, eclipsing sun at noon,
Its mystery we shall know.