852. At That First Eucharist

1 At that first Eucharist before you died,
O Lord, you prayed that all be one in you;
At this our Eucharist again preside,
And in our hearts your law of love renew.
Thus may we all one Bread, one Body be;
Through this blest Sacrament of Unity.

2 For all your church, O Lord, we intercede;
O make our lack of charity to cease;
Draw us the nearer each to each we plead,
By drawing all to you, O Prince of Peace.
Thus may we all one Bread, one Body be;
Through this blest Sacrament of Unity.

3 We pray for those who wander from the fold;
O bring them back, Good Shepherd of the sheep.
Back to the faith which saints believed of old,
Back to the Church which still that faith does keep.
Thus may we all one Bread, one Body be;
Through this blest Sacrament of Unity.

Text Information
First Line: At that first Eucharist before you died
Title: At That First Eucharist
Author: William H. Turton, 1859-1938
Publication Date: 1988
Meter: 10 10 10 10 with refrain
Scripture: John 17
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Thus may we all one Bread, on Body be
Tune Information
Name: UNDE ET MEMORES
Composer: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 10 10 10 10 with refrain
Key: D Major



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