Scripture Verse

He took bread, and gave thanks, and broke it, and gave unto them, saying, This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me. Luke 22:19


Words: Ro­bert Brown-Borth­wick, 1870.

Music: Sa­mer W. Bat­ti­son Haynes, 1892 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brown-Borthwick or Haynes (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O holy Je­su, Prince of Peace!
Thy peace be with us
Gathering round Thy board,
Here, where the presence of an unseen Lord
Waits to be gracious,
Charged with full release
To every heavy laden soul
Which here remembers Thee.

Once more, as in that upper room,
Thou who didst love
Thine own unto the end,
Thou whose dear voice
To every sorrowing friend
Spoke the great promise
Through the deepening gloom,
Thou bidd’st us, Mas­ter of the feast,
Today remember Thee!

And e’en as in our hands we take
This broken bread,
This precious cup of love,
Thy dying testament, which from above
Thou deignest ever
New and fresh to make,
A fount of grace and life to all;
We do remember Thee!

Ours is the bond of love divine,
Which knits us each
To all and all to each;
That love whose ever
Lengthening cords can reach
From the white choir
Around Thy heavenly shrine
To those who come in faith today
Here to remember Thee.

Thy banquet over, as we go,
Strong in the strength
Of this celestial meat,
To tread the path of life with firmer feet,
To work the works which
Thou hast bid us do,
Abide with us, O Lord, that still
We may remember Thee!