98. O Thou, Who at Thy Eucharist Didst Pray

1 O thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray
that ll thy church might be forever one;
grant us at every Eucharist to say,
with longing heart and soul, "Thy will be done."
O may we all one bread, one body be,
through this blest sacrament of unity.

2 For all thy church, O Lord, we intercede;
make thou our sad divisions soon to cease.
Draw us nearer each to each, we plead,
by drawing all to thee, O prince of Peace:
thus may we all one bread, one body be,
through this blest sacrament of unity.

3 We pray thee too for wanderers from thy 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 doth keep.
Soon may we all one bread, on body be,
through this blest sacrament of unity.

4 So, Lord, at length when sacraments shall cease,
may we be one with all thy church above,
one with thy saints in one unbroken peace,
one with thy saints in one unbounded love:
more blessed still, in peace and love to be
one with the Trinity in unity.

Text Information
First Line: O thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray
Title: O Thou, Who at Thy Eucharist Didst Pray
Author: William Harry Turton, 1956-1938
Publication Date: 2008
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10.10
Scripture: John 17
Topic: Family of God; Love: for each other; Mealtime
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SONG 1
Composer: Orlando Gibbons, 1583-1625
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10.10
Key: F Major or modal



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