Scripture Verse

We will remember Thy love. Song of Solomon 1:4


Alexander R. Reinagle (1799–1877)

Words: Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill, in the Ut­tox­eter Col­lect­ion, 1805, where it was part of a long­er hymn, Bless’d with the Pre­sence of their God. The ver­sion be­low first ap­peared as a se­pa­rate hymn in R. Whitt­ing­ham’s Col­lect­ion (Pot­ton: 1835).

Music: St. Pe­ter (Rei­na­gle) Al­ex­an­der R. Rei­na­gle, Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pi­ano­for­te (Ox­ford, Eng­land: 1836) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Cot­ter­ill (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


In me­mo­ry of the Sav­ior’s love
We keep the sac­red feast,
When ev­ery hum­ble, con­trite heart
Is made a wel­come guest.

Symbolic of His brok­en flesh,
We take the brok­en bread,
The cup in to­ken of His blood
That was for sin­ners shed.

Under His ban­ner now we sing
The won­ders of His love
And so an­ti­ci­pate by faith
The heav’nly feast above.