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278. Thy Broken Body, Gracious Lord

1 Thy broken body, gracious Lord,
is shadowed by this broken bread;
the wine which in this cup is poured
points to the blood which Thou hast shed.

2 And while we meet together thus,
we show that we are one in Thee;
Thy precious blood was shed for us,
Thy death, O Lord, hast set us free!

3 Brethren in Thee, in union sweet,
forever be Thy grace adored!
'Tis in Thy Name that now we meet,
and Thou art with us, gracious Lord.

4 We have one hope that Thou wilt come,
Thee in the air we wait to see,
when Thou wilt give Thy saints a home,
and we shall ever reign with Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Thy broken body, gracious Lord
Title: Thy Broken Body, Gracious Lord
Author: Samuel P. Tregelles (1838)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Communion
Notes: Alternate tune: QUEBEC, no. 287
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Louise McAllister (1958)
Meter: LM
Key: e minor
Source: Hesperian Harp, 1848

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