This is my body, which is given for you

Representative Text

1 "This is my body, which is given for you;
Do this," he said, and brake, "remembering me."
O Lamb of God, our Paschal offering true,
To us the bread of life each moment be.

2 "This is my blood, for sin's remission shed,"
He spake, and passed the cup of blessing round;
So let us drink, and, on life's fullness fed,
With heavenly joy each quickening pulse shall bound.

3 "The hour has come!" with us in peace sit down;
Thine own we are, O love us to the end!
Serve us our banquet, ere the nights dark frown
Vail from our sight the presence of our Friend.

4 Some will betray thee, "Master, is it I?"
Leaning upon thy love, we ask in fear,
Ourselves mistrusting, earnestly we cry
To thee, the strong, for strength, when sin is near.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1123

Author: Charles L. Ford

Ford, Charles Lawrence, B.A., son of Mr. W. Ford, artist, of Bath, was born at Bath in 1830. Mr. Ford is a graduate of the London University, and is engaged in scholastic work. In 1862 he contributed several poetical pieces to Canon Baynes's Lyra Anglicana, in 1865 to his English Lyrics, and also to the Illustrated Book of Sacred Poetry, n.d. Mr. Ford's hymns and poems were collected and published as Lyra Christi, 1874. From these works the following have come into common use:— 1. Father, for Thy kindest word. (1862.) Strength in Weakness. 2. Lord, from this time we cry to Thee. Christ the Guide of Youth. 3. O Thou, by Whom the balm is borne. In Affliction. 4. This is my Body which is given for you. Holy Communion.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This is my body, which is given for you
Author: Charles L. Ford
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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