376. 'Twas on that night, when doomed to know

1 'Twas on that night when doomed to know
the eager rage of every foe,
that night in which he was betrayed,
the Saviour of the world took bread;

2 And, after thanks and glory given
to him that rules in earth and heaven,
that symbol of his flesh he broke,
and thus to all his followers spoke:

3 'My broken body thus I give
for you, for all; take, eat, and live:
and oft the sacred rite renew
that brings my wondrous love to view.'

4 Then in his hands the cup he raised,
and God anew he thanked and praised,
while kindness in his bosom glowed,
and from his lips salvation flowed.

5 'My blood I thus pour forth,' he cries,
'to cleanse the soul in sin that lies;
in this the covenant is sealed,
and heaven's eternal grace revealed.

6 'With love to man this cup is fraught,
let each partake the sacred draught;
through latest ages let it pour
in memory of my dying hour.'

Text Information
First Line: 'Twas on that night, when doomed to know
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Topic: Christ Incarnate: Passion and Death; Christian Year: Maundy Thursday; Holy Communion
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, 1781
Tune Information
Arranger: Edward Miller (1731-1807)
Harmonizer: David Evans (1874-1948)
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Melody Tunbridge from A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature, c. 1780
Copyright: © Oxford University Press

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