1 O God, unseen yet ever near,
your presence may we feel;
and thus, inspired with holy fear,
around your table kneel.
2 Here may your faithful people know
the blessings of your love,
the streams that through the desert flow,
the manna from above.
3 We come, obedient to your word,
to feast on heavenly food;
to eat the body of the Lord,
and drink his precious Blood.
4 O living Bread, enduring Vine,
your words we shall obey,
and go, renewed with strength divine,
rejoicing on our way.
|First Line:||O God, unseen yet ever near|
|Title:||O God, Unseen Yet Ever Near|
|Author:||Edward Osler (1798-1863)|
|Scripture:||Exodus 33:12-23; Deuteronomy 8:1-18; Psalm 78:23-29; John 6:25-35; John 6:35-51; John 15:1-17; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17|
|Topic:||Eucharist; Bread; Exodus1 more...|
|Copyright:||Revisions to text Hymns for Today's Church, © 1982 Hope Publishing Company|
|Composer:||John Day (1522-1584)|
|Key:||F Major or modal|