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2 To keep the feast, Lord, we have met,

And to remember thee :
Help each poor trembler to repeat,

For me he died, for me! 3 Thy sufførings, Lord, each sacred sign

To our remembrance brings:
We eat the bread, and drink the wine,

But think on nobler things.
4 O tune our tongues, and set in frame

Each heart that pants for thee, To sing,—Hosanna to the Lamb,

The Lamb that died for me!


C. M.
Approaching the table.
JESUS, at whose supreme command,

We now approach to God,
Before us in thy vesture stand,

Thy vesture dipp'd in blood. 2 Now, Saviour, now thyself reveal,

And make thy nature known; Affix thy blessed Spirit's seal,

And stamp us for thine own.
3 The tokens of thy dying love,

O let us all receive,
And feel the quick’ning Spirit move,

And sensibly believe.
4 The cup of blessing, blest by thee,

Let it thy blood impart;
The bread thy mystic body be,

To cheer each languid heart. 5 The living bread sent down from heaven,

In us vouchsafe to be:
Thy flesh for all the world is given,

And all may live by thee.



C. M. The invitation. HE King of heaven his table spreads,

And blessings crown the board; Not Paradise, with all its joys,

Could such delight afford. 2 Pardon and peace to dying men,

And endless life are given, Through the rich blood that Jesus shed,

To raise our souls to heaven.
3 Millions of souls, in glory now,

Were fed and feasted here;
And millions more, still on the way,

Around the board appear.
4 All things are ready, come away,

Nor weak excuses frame; Crowd to your places at the feast,

And bless the Founder's name.


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Our Paschal Lamb.
ET all who truly bear

The bleeding Saviour's name,
Their faithful hearts with us prepare,

And eat the Paschal Lamb. 2 This eucharistic feast,

Our every want supplies,
And still we by his death are blest,

And share his sacrifice.
3 Who thus our faith employ,

His suff'rings to record,
E'en now we mournfully enjoy

Communion with our Lord. 4 We too with him are dead,

And shall with him arise;
The cross on which he bows his head

Shall lift us to the skies.

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Grateful remembrance.

ACCORDING militby gracious worů,

In meek ,
This will I do, my dying Lord,-

I will remember thee.
2 Thy body, broken for my sake,

My bread from heaven shall be: Thy testamental cup I take,

And thus remember thee. 3 Gethsemane can I forget ?

Or there thy conflict see, Thine agony and bloody sweat,

And not remember thee?
4 When to the cross I turn mine eyes,

And rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my Sacrifice,

I must remember thee!
5 Remember thee and all thy pains,

And all thy love to me;
Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains,

Will I remember thee. 6 And when these failing lips grow dumb,

And mind and mem'ry flee,
When thou shalt in thy kingdom come,

Jesus, remember me. 269

S. M.
The opened Fountain.
YALL'D from above, I rise,

And wash away my sin;
The stream to which my spirit flies,

Can make the foulest clean. 2 It runs divinely clear,

A fountain deep and wide: 'Twas open'd by the soldier's spear,

In my Redeemer's side.

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Gratitude and love.
F human kindness meets return,


If tender thoughts within us burn

To feel a friend is nigh ;
2 0, shall not warmer accents tell

The gratitude we owe
To Him who died our fears to quell,

And save from endless wo?
3 While yet in anguish he survey'd

Those pangs he would not flee,
What love his latest words display'd !--

Meet and remember me.
4 Remember thee! thy death, thy shame,

The griefs which thou didst bear! O mem'ry, leave no other name

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L. M. Figure and means of saving grace. UTHOR of our salvation, thee,

With lowly, thankful hearts, we praise ; Author of this great mystery,

Figure and means of saving grace. 2 The sacred, true, effectual sign,

Thy body and thy blood it shows; The glorious instrument divine,

Thy mercy and thy strength bestows. 3 We see the blood that seals our peace;

Thy pard’ning mercy we receive; The bread doth visibly express

The strength through which our spirits live 4 Our spirits drink a fresh supply,

And eat the bread so freely given, Till, borne on eagles' wings, we fly,

And banquet with our Lord in heaven.




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Discerning the Lord's body.
ESUS, all-redeeming Lord,

Magnify thy dying word;
In thine ordinance appear;
Come, and meet thy foll'wers here.
2 In the rite thou hast enjoin'd,
Let us now our Saviour find;
Drink thy blood for sinners shed,
Taste thee in the broken bread.
3 Thou our faithful hearts prepare ;
Thou thy pard’ning grace declare :
Thou that hast for sinners died,
Show thyself the Crucified !
4 All the power of sin remove;
Fill us with thy perfect love;
Stamp us with the stamp divine;

Seal our souls forever thine. 273

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Strength renewed.
GOD, unseen, yet ever near,

Thy presence may we feel;
And thus, inspired with holy fear,

Before thy table kneel. 2 Here may thy faithful people know

The blessings of thy love; The streams that through the desert low,

The manna from above.
3 We come, obedient to thy word,

To feast on heavenly food;
Our meat, the body of the Lord ;

Our drink, his precious blood.
4 Thus may we all thy words obey,

For we, O God, are thine; And go rejoicing on our way,

Renew'd with strength divine.


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