Scripture Verse

This is My body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me. Luke 22:19

Introduction

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Edward Denny
1796–1889

Words: Ed­ward Den­ny, A Se­lec­tion of Hymns (Lon­don: Cen­tral Tract De­pôt, 1839).

Music: Zür­ich Hans G. Nä­ge­li (1773–1836) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hans G. Nägeli
1773–1836

Lyrics

Sweet feast of love di­vine!
’Tis grace that makes us free
To feed up­on this bread and wine,
In me­m­ory, Lord, of Thee.

Here ev­ery wel­come guest
Waits, Lord, from Thee to learn
The secr­ets of Thy Father’s breast,
And all Thy grace dis­cern.

Here con­science ends its strife,
And faith de­lights to prove
The sweet­ness of the bread of life,
The full­ness of Thy love.

Thy blood that flowed for sin,
In sym­bol here we see,
And feel the bless­èd pledge with­in,
That we are loved of Thee.

But if this glimpse of love
Is so di­vin­ely sweet,
What will it be, O Lord, above,
Thy glad­den­ing smile to meet—

To see Thee face to face,
Thy per­fect like­ness wear,
And all Thy ways of won­drous grace
Through end­less years de­clare!