503. Lord, We Have Come at Your Own Invitation
||O QUANTA QUALIA|
||F Major or modal|
||Paris Antiphoner, 1681; harm. La Feillée’s Méthode du plain-chant, 1808|
||(this tune in a higher key, 369)|Text Information:
St. Augustine spoke of Eucharist as “the repeatable part of Baptism,” and this hymn reminds us that each time we share in the Lord’s Supper we are renewing our baptismal vows. The text is set to a tune that dates to the transition between plainchant and modern tonalities.