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3 Who thus our faith employ
His suff'rings to record, E'en now we mournfully enjoy
Communion with our Lord; As though we every one
Beneath his cross had stood, And seen him heave, and heard him groan,
And felt his gushing blood. 4 O God! 'tis finish'd now!
The mortal pang is past !
And hear him breathe his last.
And shall with him arise ;
Shall lift us to the skies.
ESUS, at whose supreme command
Before us in thy vesture stand,
Thy vesture dipp'd in blood. Obedient to thy gracious word,
We break the hallow'd bread, Commem'rate thee, our dying Lord,
And trust on thee to feed. 2 Now, Saviour, now thyself reveal,
And make thy nature known; Affix thy blessed Spirit's seal,
And stamp us for thy own.
O let us all receive,
And sensibly believe!
Let it thy blood impart ;
The bread thy mystic body be,
And cheer each languid heart.
Let us herewith receive;
The hidden manna give.
In us vouchsafe to be ;
And all may live by thee.
And let us drink thy blood,
With all the life of God.
Thy last and kindest word ;
We come to meet our Lord.
Thou wilt therein appear;
Thy special presence here.
To pardon'd sinners give,
We here with Christ receive.
OCK of Israel, cleft for me,
See, thy feeblest followers see,
Who call thy death to mind :
Stands for sinners open'd wide,
Now, e'en now, my Lord, my God,
I wash me in thy side. 2 Now, e'en now, we all plunge in,
And drink the purple wave ; This the antidote for sin,
'Tis this our souls shall save : With the life of Jesus fed,
Lo! from strength to strength we rise, Follow'd by our Rock, and led
To meet thee in the skies.
224 Wells-p. 91.] L. M. AUTHOR 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. 225 Nuremburg—p. 207.] 5th P. M. 4 lines 7s.
2 In the rite thou hast enjoin'd,
Seal our souls for ever thine. 226 Bavaria—p. 244.] 9th P.M. 87,87,87,87.
MOME, thou everlasting Spirit,
Bring to every thankful mind
All his suff’rings for mankind :
Now the living fire impart,
Preach his gospel to our heart.
Come, Remembrancer divine,
Christ to every soul, and mine :
Look on him we pierced, and grieve;
All the sprinkled blood receive. 227 Minorca-p. 161.] 1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.
THOU eternal Victim, slain
By the eternal Spirit made
Our everlasting Priest art thou,
My God, who dies for me, for me! 228 Euphrates-p.274.] 12th P.M.76,76,78,76.
L AMB of God, whose dying love
And let us mercy find;
And every struggling soul release : O remember Calvary,
And bid us go in peace ! 2 By thine agonizing pain,
And bloody sweat, we pray,
Take all our sins away :
From all iniquity release :
And bid us go in peace! 3 Let thy blood, by faith applied,
The sinner's pardon seal, Speak us freely justified, And all our sickness heal :