Scripture Verse

They took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13


Words: George H. Bourne, Post Com­mun­ion Hymns 1874.

Music: Com­mun­io Ced­ric Buck­nall, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Buck­nall or Bourne (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O Christ, our God, who with Thine own hast been,
Our spi­rits cleave to Thee, the Friend un­seen.

Vouchsafe that all who on Thy boun­ty feed
May heed Thy love, and prize Thy gifts in­deed.

Make ev­ery heart that is Thy dwell­ing place
A wa­tered gar­den filled with fruits of grace.

Each ho­ly purpose help us to ful­fill;
Increase our faith to feed up­on Thee still.

Illuminate our minds, that we may see
In all around us ho­ly signs of Thee.

And may such wit­ness in our lives ap­pear,
That all may know Thou hast been with us here.

O grant us peace, that by Thy peace pos­sessed,
Thy life with­in us we may ma­ni­fest.

So shall we pass our days in ho­ly fear,
In joy­ful con­scious­ness that Thou art near.

So shalt Thou be for ev­er, lov­ing Lord,
Our shield and our ex­ceed­ing great re­ward.