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The Lord’s Supper. Luke 22. 19; Matt. 26. 26

I. Watts   L.M.

1
’Twas on that dark and doleful night,
When powers of earth and hell arose
Against the Son of God’s delight,
And friends betrayed him to his foes.

2
Before the mournful scene began,
He took the bread and blessed and brake;
What love through all his actions ran!
What wondrous words of grace he spake!

3
“This is my body broke for sin,
Receive and eat the living food;”
Then took the cup and blessed the wine –
“’Tis the new covenant in my blood.”

4
“Do this,” he cried, “till time shall end,
In memory of your dying Friend!
Meet at my table, and record
The love of your departed Lord.”

5
Jesus, thy feast we celebrate,
We show thy death, we sing thy name,
Till thou return, and we shall eat
The marriage-supper of the Lamb.