Scripture Verse

He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, This is My body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me. Luke 22:19

Introduction

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Sydney H. Nicholson (1875–1947)
National Portrait Gallery

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Words: Charles Wes­ley, in A Short View of the Dif­fer­ence Be­tween the Mo­ra­vi­an Breth­ren, Late­ly in Eng­land; and the Rev­er­end Mr. John and Charles Wes­ley (Lon­don: 1745).

Music: Pa­der­born Ca­tho­lisch-Pa­der­born­isch­es Ge­sang­buch, 1765. Har­mo­ny by Syd­ney H. Ni­chol­son, 1916 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Lyrics

Because Thou hast said, Do this for My sake,
The mys­tic­al bread we glad­ly par­take;
We thirst for the Spir­it that flows from above,
And long to in the Spir­it Thy full­ness of love.

’Tis here we look up and grasp at Thy mind,
’Tis here that we hope Thine im­age to find;
The means of be­stow­ing Thy gifts we em­brace;
But all things are ow­ing to Je­sus’ grace.