Scripture Verse

My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. John 6:55

Introduction

Words: Con­stance H. Coote, 1910. First pub­lished in her At His Table, 1913.

Music: Aga­pe Charles J. Dick­in­son, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Coote or Dickinson (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

In the quiet consecration
Of this glad communion hour,
Here we rest in You, Lord Jesus,
Taste Your love, and touch Your power.

Christ our living bread from Heaven,
Lord, whose blood is drink indeed;
Here by faith and with thanksgiving
In this feast on You we feed.

By Your death for sin atoning,
By Your resurrection life,
Hold us fast in blessèd union;
Gird us, nerve us for the strife.

While afar in solemn radiance
Shines the feast that is to come
After conflict, toil, and testing—
Your great feast of love and home.