Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs 1707–09, Book 2, num­ber 25. Di­vine glor­ies and our gra­ces.

Music: St. Ste­phen Will­iam Jones, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Jones
1726–1800
National Portrait Gallery

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Lyrics

How are Thy glories here displayed!
Great God, how bright they shine,
While at Thy word we break the bread,
And pour the flowing wine.

Here Thy revenging justice stands,
And pleads its dreadful cause;
Here saving mercy spreads her hands
Like Je­sus on the cross.

Thy saints attend with every grace
On this great sacrifice;
And love appears with cheerful face,
And faith with fixèd eyes.

Our hope in waiting posture sits,
To Heav’n directs her sight;
Here every warmer passion meets,
And warmer powers unite.

Zeal and revenge perform their part,
And rising sin destroy;
Repentance comes with aching heart,
Yet not forbids the joy.

Dear Sav­ior, change our faith to sight;
Let sin for ever die;
Then shall our souls be all delight,
And every tear be dry.