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


Sydney H. Nicholson

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).

Charles Wesley


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 inherit 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.